Since launching his fashion house in New York in 2008, Siriano has become beloved for statement-making looks, combining beautiful craftsmanship with a unique point of view that has endeared him to the fashion industry, celebrities, and the public alike. From glamorous gowns to gender-defying showstoppers, Siriano's creations have been the focus of unforgettable Fashion Weeks and red-carpet moments, and worn by the world’s biggest stars, top models, pop icons, legendary divas, LGBTQ heroes, first ladies, and more.
Recognized by Time magazine in 2018 as one of the 100 Most Influential People of the year, Siriano has been a champion of diversity, inclusion, and body positivity long before they were trending, integrating social responsibility into the ethos of his brand from the very beginning. He has continually prioritized diversity on the runway and ensures his collections are available in an inclusive range of sizes. Siriano is also renowned for his ability to adapt and respond to the challenges of our contemporary moment, taking action to address inequities in fashion and beyond — from offering to dress actor Leslie Jones for a movie premiere when she lamented on Twitter that other designers overlooked her, to mobilizing his atelier during the global pandemic to produce thousands of masks after government officials tweeted about the need for personal protective equipment.
Resonating with students from an array of SCAD's top-ranked degree programs, the exhibition anchors the SCAD Museum of Art's 10th anniversary festivities in fall 2021, celebrating the cultural impact of the university's premier contemporary art museum. The exhibition opening also coincides with the 24th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, the largest university-run film festival in the world and a distinguished stop on the awards circuit, showcasing cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers.