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Christian Siriano's Fall 2013 collection was inspired by the Golden Age of the Russian opera, so we were surprised to see some of his models walking the runway with sheer scarves tied over their heads babushka-style. But this was no grandmother or Russian nesting doll aesthetic. Instead, think sleek lines, blacks and deep jewel tone, furs, capes, and and lots of gold embossed dresses and gowns. It all looked very luxe—from the Miriam Haskell jewelry to the dramatic shoes from Siriano's Payless collection.
While Siriano's celeb-filled front row garnered its share of attention—thanks to the likes of Ashlee Simpson, Brad Goreski and J. Alexander—the Siriano-devoted audience was much more focused on the designer's clothing. The women around us "oohed" "aaahed" so much over the collection that we're guessing most would have agreed to be sent to Siberia if Christian promised to dress them for the trip.Images courtesy of Christian Siriano