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Christian Siriano Chooses OINTB's Danielle Brooks for Lane Bryant Collab

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Designer Christian Siriano has got to be Orange Is the New Black's biggest fan. This past fall, he cast Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey on Netflix's hit show, in a campaign for his main line.

Now People reports that Siriano has handpicked Danielle Brooks, or Taystee as OITNB fans know her, to model his new collaboration with Lane Bryant. The line is out April 28, and it includes tops, dresses, skirts, and even a ballgown in sizes 14 to 28.

Brooks, who wore custom Siriano to the Emmys last year, models the retro looks in the ads — and she's accompanied by a male model glam squad.

Siriano explained his colorful vision for the collab to People, saying, "We took a lot of inspiration from 1950s ice cream parlors. I wanted there to be a lot of prints and stripes and textures, but still feel modern, with a little vintage feeling as well."

Brooks was into the collection's color overload. "Being plus-size, it’s very easy to put a woman in black or navy dress," she told People, "but to get to show color on my chocolate skin is really fun for me, and it’s not an option that always comes around."

"And for plus-size women to feel confident in what they’re wearing, Christian hits it on the nail with that," she said. "I really appreciate a designer of his stature saying ‘I’m going to design for every woman.’ There is such a huge market. The plus-size industry is huge."

Siriano's fans seem excited about the Lane Bryant collab too. "I can finally wear something from you! Shoes and purses don't make me enough of a Siriano Girl!!" one Instagram commenter wrote.