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First Impressions: Christian Siriano

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[Images via NY Post]

Now, from around the web, all the buzz that's fit to blog on Christian Siriano's first Project Runway-less Collection:

1.) Newsday's Video of the Show: Tim Gunn says: "I wasn't certain how Christian would be able to channel spring, but ... the textiles he was using, his fabrication, staggering. I'm just extremely proud of him. When I compare this collection to the one we saw for the Project Runway finale, this was real world. What I saw today represents about four or five years of evolution, not four or five months. He really is the next great American fashion designer. I'm confident. Holla at your boy!" (Yes, he totally says that).

2.) AP: "The theme of a stormy night was repeated in dresses covered with layers of chiffon circles like groups of dark rain clouds. A one-shoulder mini dress made from diagonal tiers of gray and neon yellow chiffon strips looked like a rainy sky lit up with lightning bolts."

3.) WWD: "Yes, Siriano's debut show was 'fierce.' No, it was not 'a hot tranny mess.' Actually, his collection was equal parts romantic and edgy. His sheer organza trenches and blouses were punched up with neon-hued piping, while a simple cotton blouse came with prettily spliced sleeves. And Siriano wisely kept his palette subdued, because it played up his technical skill in creating intriguing texture, whether via ruching, ruffles, banding effects or allover petals à la Rodarte."