Known for his whimsical, show-stopping fantasy evening gowns, fashion designer Christian Siriano trains his aesthetic eye toward interior design.
When world-renowned fashion designer Christian Siriano decided to renovate the primary bathroom in his 279-year-old Easton, Connecticut home, he turned to luxury bath brand DXV for its selection of modern yet timeless pieces. Siriano, who studied under designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen before launching his own eponymous collection in 2008, and opening his first flagship store in New York City in 2012, knows a thing or two about aesthetics, and in choosing DXV’s Belshire Collection, he was motivated by the collection’s elegant pieces that pay homage to the Art Deco movement after which they were modeled.
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Siriano, whose accolades include 2016 AAFA American Image Awards “Designer of the Year,” 2016 Couture For A Cause “Designer of the Decade,” and listing on Crain’s “40 Under 40” list, and Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in 2015, selected DXV’s Belshire Collection with the belief that every space within a home deserves glamour. Inspired by architectural New York City icons such as the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and Stella Tower, the Belshire collection pays tribute to the past, celebrates the present, and promises the lasting beauty exemplified in these treasured structures.
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Before delving into the products, Siriano imagined how he would best use and enjoy the space. He drew inspiration from decades past, such as the 1960s French couture houses, to invoke a feeling of timeless luxury. By mixing modern and traditional bathroom fixtures, he created a dialogue in the room.
He chose the Belshire Low Spout Bathroom Faucet, to ensure crisp, clean, structured lines, and he strategically positioned his bathtub to face the window so the view can be enjoyed while taking a soak. He selected the Belshire Shower System for its precision engineering and superior performance. Marble walls add a feeling of organic movement to the small room.
The success of the project led to a DXV/Siriano limited-edition luxury bathrobe and hand towel set collaboration, from which Siriano drew influence from his newly installed Belshire collection to capture the richness and timelessness of the 1920s Golden Era.
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“It has been a pleasure partnering with DXV, which I believe emphasizes the many parallels that can be drawn between fashion and home design as vehicles for self-expression,” Siriano says. “Personalizing clothing and accessories empowers people to reveal their authentic selves, which we also see play out when people curate their living spaces. As I was designing my own space in Easton, DXV’s timeless Belshire bathroom collection inspired me to explore the boundaries of home and fashion to create luxurious, wearable art.”