When Christian Siriano appeared on Season 4 of Project Runway, he brought some of the most original designs the show had ever seen—and his own lexicon. Here are some of his most memorable Christian-isms.
Breaky-break: Often heard during stressful challenges on Project Runway, breaky-break is Christian's way of saying, "I need a break!"
Fabulous: One of Christian's favorite expressions of excitement and joy. (e.g., "You got a new job? That's fabulous!") Also, a way to express your approval for something (e.g., "That dress is fabulous.")
Ferocia Coutura: Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce. Christian has Ferocia Coutura. Ferocia Coutura is the alter ego Christian draws upon when he needs strength, like in the final days of Project Runway.
Ferosh: An expression of approval that's stronger than fabulous.
Fierce: The ultimate expression of approval. Also, a state of being. Learn what it means to live fiercely.
Flawlessness: Another way to describe something as flawless. (e.g., "This hair is flawlessness.")
Hot mess: Someone who is trying to get a certain look right, but isn't quite there yet.
Hot tranny mess: Someone who manages to look fabulous despite not having her look 100 percent pulled together.
I'm gonna die of barfness: An expression of feeling overworked, nervous and stressed out that Christian used on Project Runway.
Tranny: Christian uses this term in a loving—not disparaging—way. It can be used to refer to someone who's looking fabulous, fierce and ferosh at the same time. (e.g., "You look so tranny!")
Vacay: Short for "vacation." (e.g., "I need a vacay.")