Designer and “Undertaking Runway” winner and mentor Christian Siriano might be at Belk’s SouthPark mall in Charlotte Tuesday to launch a brand new clothes line in partnership with Gloria Vanderbilt.
Siriano joins a protracted listing of celebrities and style icons who’ve appeared on the flagship retailer by way of the many years, from Oscar de la Renta and Tommy Hilfiger to Elizabeth Taylor, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Cam Newton.
Siriano is partnering with iconic girls’s designer denims model Gloria Vanderbilt in creating a up to date denim assortment of denims, clothes and tops. The scale-inclusive line runs in sizes 26-34, petite and prolonged sizing.
Anticipate embroideries, patchwork and Gloria Vanderbilt’s signature swan emblem.
Belk officers didn’t reply for remark for this story.
meet Christian Siriano
The general public occasion with Siriano begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a 15-minute question-and-answer time hosted by native existence blogger Miranda Miller. Seize a free picture with Siriano from 6:15-8 p.m. Meet him first by making a GV x CS assortment buy on Tuesday.
About Christian Siriano
Siriano gained consideration after profitable the fourth season of design competitors present “Undertaking Runway” in 2007. At age 21, he’s the TV collection’ youngest winner. He studied below Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen in London, launching his eponymous assortment in 2008.
The Christian Siriano assortment is proven every season at New York Vogue Week, and offered in New York and Paris to retailers. Siriano is understood for whimsical designs from fantasy night robes and cocktail clothes to tailor-made sportswear and complicated equipment.
In 2012, the primary flagship Christian Siriano retailer opened in New York Metropolis. In 2013, he was inducted as a member of the Council of Vogue Designers of America.
He was named “Designer of the Yr” on the 2016 American Attire & Footwear Affiliation American Picture Awards and gained the Couture For A Trigger “Designer of the Decade” award that yr. He additionally co-founded equipment e-commerce retailer “Ship the Pattern” and served as chief curator till its acquisition by QVC.
Belk give attention to inclusivity and variety
The Gloria Vanderbilt and Christian Siriano clothes line is the most recent addition to Belk’s give attention to fairness, inclusivity and variety.
This yr, Belk added extra minority- and female-owned manufacturers andsize-inclusive residence, attire, magnificence and equipment to The Tradition Store, The Charlotte Observer beforehand reported. The store opened final yr highlighting magnificence and beauty merchandise in a wide range of pores and skin tones, together with T-shirts and attire for traditionally Black schools and universities.
The 134-year-old division retailer chain emerged from chapter in February 2021.
In September, Belk named Don Hendricks as chief govt officer, following former CEO Nir Patel’s abrupt departure in Could after lower than a yr within the position.
In August, Belk filed a lawsuit in opposition to Patel, former senior vice chairman of provide chain Tim Could and their employer GameStop accusing them of stealing staff and payroll data, the Observer beforehand reported.
Belk, owned by personal fairness agency Sycamore Companions, has almost 300 areas in 16 Southeastern states.