Project Runway's Season 4 winner, Christian Siriano, has signed a deal to design shoes and handbags for discount shoe peddler Payless ShoeSource.
Siriano's inexpensive collection will debut...
Forget the snooze-worthy whatshername who just won the last season of Project Runway. The real livewire is last year's champ, Christian Siriano, the dazzlingly talented and delightful designer whose Emmy-nominated season hits shelves next week. The wunderkind with the crazy hair and hot Spring collection took time out of his crazy schedule to talk fashion, finale freakouts and that dreaded "F" word.
Get the full Q&A after the jump.
Ever since winning Project Runway last season, the always fierce and fabulous Christian Siriano has been everywhere, from making cameos on Ugly Betty to getting recruited to design the trophy girl dresses for the upcoming Emmys. But the young designer has demonstrated his passion for fashion by presenting his Spring 2009 line at New York Fashion Week. Find out what inspired his "organic" and "feminine" collection, how life has changed since being crowned ruler of the Runway and what he really thinks about this season!Related: Runway VIDEO: Terri Talks Balls, B-Girls and More! Runway VIDEO: Blayne Reveals His Tan-licious Tricks Runway VIDEO: Loathing, Sabotage and... Misplaced Boobs?
The queen of daytime will make her mark on primetime. Oprah Winfrey will make an appearance on the Emmy Awards, ABC announced.The network is staying mum on Winfrey's duties you know she won't just be presenting dubbing her presence as a "very special guest appearance" for the award show's 60th anniversary.She's not the only familiar face ABC has snagged the Alphabet has also enlisted reigning Project Runway champ Christian Siriano to design a hopefully fierce trophy girl gown. Lest we forget, budding designer Lauren Conrad was tapped to do the same last month.The 60th Annual Primetime Emmys airs Sept. 21 at 8 pm/ET. Joyce EngRelated: Kathy Griffin Goes from D-Lister to Emmy Presenter 2008 Emmy Nominations Housewives, Baby Mamas to Present at Emmys More Stars Added to Emmy Presenters List
Project Runway (Wednesdays at 9 pm/ET, Bravo) has certainly had its share of colorful characters — and inspired creations — over the past four seasons. So which of the reality hit's wannabe designers have found a pattern for success? We checked in with the winners and notable also-rans to find out just what they're up to now.
Wendy PepperVirginia mom Pepper, the controversial dark-horse finalist from PR1, is sticking close to home. Her new line, Pretty World, is being sold exclusively through Highcliffe Clothiers, right down the street in Middleburg, Virginia. "I walk to work and make my line at the shop," says Pepper, 43. "First come, first served!" She extended her Bravo career on Celebrity Poker Showdown and Battle of the Network Reality Stars, and she doesn't rule out returning to TV — "Never say never!"
Jay McCarrollAfter winning PR1