The fashion and film museum SCAD FASH presents Christian Siriano: People Are People

Christian Siriano, photo by Shane Lavancher

SCAD FASH Fashion + Film Museum presents Christian Siriano: people are people

Celebrity fashion designer showcases over 60 electrifying looks in Atlanta retrospective

Savannah College of Art and Design presents the Atlanta premiere of people are people, in honor of the famous American fashion designer Christian Siriano, at the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film. On view until October 9, 2022, the exhibition showcases more than 60 sensational creations from the designer’s decade-plus career that embrace glamor and self-expression for all bodies at all ages. SCAD FASH is proud to bring Siriano’s impressive body of work to an Atlanta audience following the exhibit’s debut at the SCAD Museum of Art in 2021.

Since launching her New York fashion house in 2008, Siriano has become beloved for her daring looks, combining beautiful craftsmanship with a unique point of view that has endeared her to the fashion industry, celebrities and public. From glamorous dresses to gender-defying showstoppers, Siriano’s designs have been at the center of unforgettable Fashion Weeks and red carpet moments, and worn by the world’s biggest stars, supermodels, pop icons, divas. legendaries, LGBTQ+ heroes, first ladies, and more. .

Recognized by Time magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential people of the year, Siriano has been a champion of diversity, inclusion and body positivity long before they were all the rage. , integrating social responsibility into its brand ethos from the very beginning. . From its extensive archives, people are people honors Siriano’s extraordinary contributions to fashion and culture.

“No designer understands people as well as Christian Siriano. Celebrities love his designs – Billy Porter, Amy Adams, Zendaya and Lizzo sing his praises,” said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. But what sets Christian apart is his belief that fashion is for everyone. world – and when we close a Siriano design, we’re all stars.

The SCAD FASH exhibition features extraordinary dresses and red carpet looks from the Siriano archives, including many of the designer’s greatest runway moments and clothes worn by the world’s biggest stars and luminaries such as Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey; legendary divas

Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez; LGBTQ+ heroes Billy Porter, Laverne Cox, Michael Urie and Jonathan Van Ness; leading ladies Alicia Silverstone, Regina King and Danielle Brooks; pop icons Taylor Swift, Janelle Monáe, Lizzo, Sia, Lil’ Kim and Cardi B; and international top models Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Ashley Graham. This expanded iteration of people are people will also feature spectacular and never-before-seen dresses worn during the 2022 red carpet season.

“To have my work featured in a solo exhibition at SCAD not once but twice is an incredible honor,” said designer Christian Siriano. “I am so grateful to SCAD for recognizing the dedication my team and I have put into my brand for 14 years. I hope that with this exposure, I can encourage others to persevere and keep creating. Without art, this world would be incredibly ordinary, and I hope this exhibition inspires young artists to push boundaries and make the world extraordinary with their work.

SCAD students and alumni from a range of the university’s top academic programs will have the opportunity to explore these iconic pieces and interact with Siriano during exclusive programming and engagements. SCAD graduates in Fashion and Accessories Design also had the opportunity to engage with the designer through the SCAD Alumni x Siriano Design Challenge. The brainchild of SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace, the SCAD Alumni x Siriano Design Challenge invited 14 alumni to pitch concepts for a collaboration with Siriano. Challenge winner Sarah Passman (MFA, fashion design, 2021) received a $5,000 honorarium for her stellar designs.

On Friday May 6, Siriano was celebrated at a members-only reception at SCAD FASH, attended by celebrities and loyal friends who wore some of his most iconic designs featured in the exhibition.

“We are thrilled to showcase the incredible work of Christian Siriano at SCAD FASH and highlight the undeniable impact he has had on the fashion industry,” said Rafael Gomes, Director of Fashion Exhibitions at SCAD and curator of people are people. Her stunning designs are vibrant, whimsical and combine beautiful craftsmanship with a unique point of view and positivity. We are proud to recognize Christian and bring this exposure to Atlanta’s vibrant culture and fashion scene.

For more information about SCAD FASH exposure and membership, visit scadfash.org.

Contact:

Scottie Albertson

SCAD

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SCAD FASH Fashion Museum + Cinema

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Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 253-3132


http://www.scadfash.org

About SCAD FASH Fashion + Film Museum

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film celebrates fashion as a universal language, clothing as important vectors of identity, and film as an immersive and memorable medium of popular culture. Located within SCAD Atlanta, the museum features dynamic exhibits, captivating films, and engaging events that harness the rich and rich legacy of fashion history to inspire contemporary designers and future innovation. Supported by the university’s strong global presence and relationships with renowned contemporary fashion designers, filmmakers and creative professionals around the world, SCAD FASH is an integral part of the SCAD educational experience. Like the award-winning SCAD Museum of Art, SCAD FASH serves as a creative resource for students of all ages and a source of inspiration for visitors. Through programming that engages the university’s wide range of academic disciplines, SCAD FASH offers a variety of exhibitions, films, installations, performances, and events to enliven and inspire the greater community throughout the year. Each program is designed to attract and appeal to visitors with a variety of backgrounds and interests, ranging from textiles and jewelry to photography and film. Past exhibitions have featured the work of designers Ruth E. Carter, Azzedine Alaïa, Pierre Cardin, Carolina Herrera, Mary Katrantzou, Guo Pei and Oscar de la Renta. Photographic exhibitions featured the work of Albert Watson, Jonathan Becker, Bill Cunningham and Omar Victor Diop. The exhibits are accompanied by curated film series that complement the programming. Past films include Pierre Cardin: The Future, The First Monday in May, Funny Face, The Leopard, and Ovation for Oscar, among others. For more information, visit scadfash.org.

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