Did you ever find classic horror heroines elegant and sexy? Apparently designer Christian Siriano did. For his darkest collection yet, the Project Runway winner paid homage to the divas of scare Saturday night at EyeBeam Studios.
The prolific dressmaker sent elaborately detailed fishtail gowns, floating wings, ruched tulle, sequins and satin. The palette had lots of sculptured black, dark blood red, with some ghostly white thrown in. Hair was a severe pulled back ponytail and deep vamp lipstick. Red carpet fantasies for those with a wicked sensibility.
Yes, we may have seen a lot of fishtails at recent awards shows, but Mr. Siriano exaggerates the silhouette even more, with more fluid fabrics. Draped shoulder details turn into wings when the model moves. Instead of ruching as a trim, it is stacked upon stacked to built structure.
Congratulations Christian, you have achieved elegance for the post-Twilight generation!