Christian Siriano's Ferosh Fashions
Though he ruled the runway, Christian says he second-guessed himself during the competition. "I think you kind of put on this persona that you have to be kind of powerful," he says. "Especially because I was so young. I was 21 years old, and everyone else was so much older than me and had so much more experience. So I was nervous."
Still, he had nothing to lose—Christian auditioned for the show with $20 to his name. "I was a freelance makeup artist, and I couldn't get a job in fashion," he says. "It was tough. New York City, it's real pricey. Especially if you shop like I do."
Now, Christian is one of fashion's fastest rising stars, designing everything from makeup to couture gowns!
Still, Christian knows how to bring high fashion back down to earth—these ferosh shoes are part of his holiday line at Payless ShoeSource.
It also features the first print Christian's ever created. "The print is the Amalfi coast of Southern Italy, " he says. "It's about wave and water and movement."
This dramatic look combines the beauty of the Amalfi coast with the ferocity of Pompeii. "This again is that same print but in a more volcanic kind of fabulous movement," he says.