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Christian Siriano: The Early Years

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Finally, finally, someone has written the definitive Christian Siriano profile. The Cut and Jezebel have both mentioned the emotional ending of the piece, when Christian worries about having fallen out of fashion, but we're more entertained by the personal details sprinkled throughout the article. The top three:

1.) Christian is 5'4" tall, but that hasn't kept him from dismissing Kate Moss as a "stumpy stump" because she's only three inches taller than he is.

2.) Pre-fame Christian worked at the Stila counter at Bloomingdale's. This is fun to imagine, but we would not want to be on the receiving end of a Christian sales pitch.

3.) Last but best: "When he was 14, he started working as a shampooer at a salon called Bubbles so he could afford to buy clothes 'at Banana Republic and Nordstrom'; he also hung his artwork in the salon's bathroom and sold it to patrons. (Bubbles now has life-sized cutouts of Mr. Siriano in all of its 34 locations.)"
· Project Siriano [WSJ]

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