Designer Christian Siriano opened New York Fashion Week at the former townhouse of Elizabeth Taylor in extravagant style.
Janet Jackson front row at Siriano’s glam fashion week show
With Janet Jackson resplendent in a black trouser suit on his front row and humongous hats on many of his models, Christian Siriano opened New York Fashion Week at the former townhouse of Elizabeth Taylor, rolling out sexy, slinky looks to go with his trademark ballgowns.
He was inspired by Taylor, of course, for an Old Hollywood-infused show but said a slew of stylish icons were also muses: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Bianca Jagger and Judy Garland among them.
“I was watching the girls do rehearsal and I was like, oh my God, imagine Elizabeth Taylor in her heels walking up these marble steps. How fabulous. It’s so cool to be here,” Siriano said.
Taylor lived in the six-storey, French Renaissance Revival townhouse – now nestled among office buildings in Midtown- for several years in the 1950s during her Michael Todd era. It’s now an art space.