May 19, 2020

EP. 162 — How Did You Become So F*#%!ng Fierce? with Christian Siriano

You’re invited to a very special episode of Getting Curious, and the dress code is whatever makes you feel stunning! The guest of honor is the CFDA designer Christian Siriano, who launched his brand in 2008 and has since risen to the top of the fashion world, dressing icons like FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Billy Porter, and Lady Gaga. Christian joins Jonathan to discuss his groundbreaking designs, his commitment to body diversity and inclusive pricing, and the more than 25,000 masks he and his team have produced for New York hospitals since March.

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JVN [00:00:01] Welcome to “Getting Curious.” I’m Jonathan Van Ness. And every week I sit down for a 40-minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On today’s episode, I’m joined by iconic fashion designer and member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Christian Siriano, where I ask him, how did you become so fucking fierce? Welcome to “Getting Curious,” this is Jonathan Van Ness. I’m so excited to announce this week’s guest. Prolific, iconic, major, one of the, I mean, I really, the designer of our gen-, generation. I’ll just jump right in and say it. If you’re driving, make sure you’re ready to handle this week’s guest. Welcome Christian Siriano.  CHRISTIAN SIRIANO [00:00:44] Thank you! I love it. I love that you’re in your closet. It looks glamorous. And fabulous.  JVN [00:00:52] You know, everything else in my house is too echo-y, that

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