Anyone who watched season 4 of Project Runway knows the name Christian Siriano. They also know that the fierce, trannylicious pixie is completely ridiculous. Fortunately, that includes Christian Siriano himself, which is what makes him someone you want to root for. Over the years, Heidi and Tim’s Darwinian diva smackdown has had its share of memorable personalities. But none were as memorable as Siriano. The guy was the definition of “good TV” right alongside The Situation and Bethenny from The Real Housewives of New York. Plus, he knows how to make a hell of a gown. He’s the rare reality star who backed up his outrageousness with actual talent.
Last night, after a long Siriano dry spell on the small screen, he was finally back in Bravo’s hour-long one-off Christian Siriano: Having a Moment. And it couldn’t have come at a better time. After all, as much as we love second-chance Anthony on Runway this season, the show’s getting long in the tooth and could really use a pinch of Siriano to spice things up. Anyway, the special followed the daffy designer on the eve of his first big New York runway show. And we got to see his boyfriend (a possibly envious, but ultimately supportive, singer of dubious talent), his design partner (who frankly seemed to be the one doing most of the heavy lifting), and his mom (adorably smothering and proud). Siriano was in rare form, juggling last-minute details, demanding celebrities (hello, Mena Suvari!), and fixing his hair in the mirror every five seconds. So how were the clothes? For the most part terrific — there was one red, pink, and white ruffled number that was a total showstopper. Would I want to see a weekly version of this? Not really. It would get tired real quick. But all in all, it was a pleasant reminder that at least some reality stars’ 15 minutes keep ticking after the final Auf Wiedersehen.
Did you see Christian Siriano: Having a Moment? What did you think?