Christian Siriano has once again used his platform to send a message. For his spring ’19 runway show today, the designer took the opportunity to endorse actress Cynthia Nixon as she faces off against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary next week.
The candidate sat front-row at the fashion show, where guests were greeted with “Cynthia For NY” material on their seats and were encouraged to vote on Sept. 13.
During the show, Siriano put a “Vote for Cynthia” T-shirt on the catwalk, paired with a flowing skirt and T-strap platform pumps. He also sported the tee when he gave his final bow after the presentation concluded.
The rest of the collection was a mix of Hawaiian, animal and tropical prints in the form of his signature gowns, dresses, trousers and pencil skirts.
The shoes, in collaboration with Payless ShoeSource, were just as powerful, featuring all platform silhouettes in leopard and palm prints as well as in embellished black and yellow satins.
Siriano said in a statement, “I wanted the collection to feel playful, colorful, bright and romantic with femininity. The collection has movement like a dance at Hawaiian luau and feels fresh and young.”
This isn’t the first time his show transcended the actual fashion. At his fall ’18 NYFW show, the designer took the moment to show his support for the #MeToo movement where he put actress Selma Blair on the runway to help to celebrate and honor powerful women.
Click through the gallery to see all the looks from Christian Siriano’s spring 2019 collection.
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