It’s been quite a week for Christian Siriano. The designer, famous for privileging diversity, dressed Billy Porter for the Oscars in a tux-gown — arguably creating the most memorable moment of the night with one Porter-pirouette. But the wins didn’t end there.
When Selma Blair walked the Vanity Fair After Party red carpet on Sunday night, it was her first public appearance since she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis — a disabling disease that can cause chronic pain, fatigue and drastically impair coordination. The actress wore a glamorous caped Ralph & Russo gown and walked with a cane. On the glitziest night in Hollywood, Blair brought fashion and entertainment back down to earth.
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And for good reason. Being saddled with a disability shouldn’t mean a person should go into hiding, and continuing life as normal should encompass style. Enter Christian Siriano, the object of Blair’s fashion affection and the designer with whom she wants to approach to start a new line for disabled people.
“I would like to partner with someone like Christian Siriano on a line for everyone—not just people who necessarily need adaptive clothing, but for those who want comfort, too,” she told Vanity Fair. It can still be chic. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style. Like, let’s get elastic waistbands to look a little bit better.”
You heard her, Christian.