Fashion Week: Christian Siriano Fall 2012 - BUST

Whether I'm going to shows or eyeing collections from the comfort of the Internet, I still get giddy every time Fashion Week rolls around. From the street style and celebrities to the runway shows themselves, everything about the week is thrilling! This year I was lucky enough to see Christian Siriano's collection for Fall 2012. 

I had the full fashion experience. Right before the show started, I was washing my hands in the bathroom next to a woman in a lovely, bright fucshia dress (A Siriano, of course). She complimented my hat, which happened to be a leopard pillbox hat, and we both left at the same time. Suddenly she was mobbed by photographers and I realized....

..it was Mena Suvari, looking "fierce" as Christian would say!

Then I ran into Brad Goreski (stylist/former Rachel Zoe assistant). Is it weird that I told him I relate to all his fashion-career meltdowns on "It's A Brad, Brad World"?

Looking dapper as usual!

Getting back to the clothes, I've seen a few Siriano collections in the past, along with his work on Project Runway, but this collection caught me by surprise. He's known to favor dramatic, over-the-top dreamy fashion, but he held back this season just the perfect amount. The clothes were beautiful and made for the everyday elegant woman (aside from the sheer nipple-baring tops--I just can't get behind those). Overall, it was a dark yet softly glamorous collection full of sophisticated details and hints of drama in unexpected places. 

I especially liked this flowy wine-colored dress. I'm thinking Rooney Mara at the Oscars?

Tom and Lorenzo put together these collages of the amazing collection on their website. For their review, head over to tomandlorenzo.com.

Be on the look out for street style from Fashion Week and more show reviews to come!

[Tom and Lorenzo/StyleCaster]

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