Christian: On Challenge One

Christian Siriano runway experience during the first challenge.

What was it like meeting Tim and Heidi for the first time?
It was so amazing to meet Heidi. She was so sweet, funny, and beautiful -- all I wanted was for her to runway walk down the street! Tim was great! It's weird, I was not impressed with him at first, but I gained respect for him later on in the season and now I love him!

What was your impression of the first challenge -- to express who you are as a designer?
I loved the first challenge. I was happy that we did not have to make something out of strange materials! I love that we actually got to show ourselves right off the bat, it really showed whoe the stronger contestants are.

Which designer did you find the most intimidating when you first arrived?
Honestly, I found everyone a little Intimidating. I'm 21, and I knew that I had the least experience...but I would never let them know that.

During the first days on the set, what was the thing that struck you the most?
Oh, definitely the fact that there was never down time and that there were cameras everywhere... At all times!

What was it like to be in the last six on the Runway?
It is sooooo scary!! I was tired, hot, and it is so hard to be judged on something that you love and worked so hard on.

You were criticised for your fabric choice, but praised for your silhouette and detailing. Do you feel that you were criticized fairly?
I feel that with the fabric that was given (which was not that great) -- I made a great outfit! I took a huge chance using a plaid and I didn't have much to choose from in the beginning! Im happy with the decision made!!

On The Road

Book tour updates, be sure to stop by if you can!

Hey kiddos!

The book tour for Fashion Inside Out is going GREAT! Big thanks to all those who have already come out to show their support to me, and to the book; I'm eternally grateful! I hope that you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I'm still on the road for another week or so with MANY stops along the way. Because I'm typing this from the airport terminal (waiting for my flight to San Francisco to board) I can't post all the rest of the stops, so check out my Web site for all the times and locations.

I love you all and hope to see you sometime soon! Have a great weekend (pleeeeease don't put me next to the screaming baby ...)

Daniel xx