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Christian Siriano show brings Whoopi Goldberg, celebs to CT

  • May 24, 2023

WESTPORT — Designer Christian Siriano’s Westport shop was adorned in pink Thursday, with over 200 attendees filling The Collective West for a cause.

Siriano’s designs have been featured at prestigious events like the 2023 Met Gala. But this time the show, dubbed the “Pink Fantasy Fashion Show,” raised money for breast cancer emergency aid assistance. It was Siriano’s first show at his store, and his first in Connecticut since his backyard show in 2020. 

Fashion designer Christian Siriano hosts his first fashion show at his store, The Collective West, at 940 Post Road East in Westport, Conn. on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The show featured a pink theme to raise money for breast cancer aid.

Fashion designer Christian Siriano hosts his first fashion show at his store, The Collective West, at 940 Post Road East in Westport, Conn. on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The show featured a pink theme to raise money for breast cancer aid.

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“We just feel really good — very proud — of what Connecticut can do,” Siriano said. 

Appearing from a ramp in the back of The Collective West, the models featured various levels of pink. The theme, a nod to event partner Pink Aid of Westport, included creations like a pink plaid ruffled jacket with matching flared pants from Siriano’s 2019 Resort collection. 

The money raised at the event goes towards emergency aid assistance for women across the country, which Pink Aid facilitates, such as helping pay rent, electric bills and transportation, getting wigs and securing food cards, among other help.

A few celebrities were seen in the crowd, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Natasha Bedingfield. 

Siriano said he wanted to partner with Pink Aid because of its local ties to Westport and the national work the group is accomplishing. 

Fashion designer Christian Siriano hosts his first fashion show at his store, The Collective West, at 940 Post Road East in Westport, Conn. on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The show featured a pink theme to raise money for breast cancer aid.

Fashion designer Christian Siriano hosts his first fashion show at his store, The Collective West, at 940 Post Road East in Westport, Conn. on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The show featured a pink theme to raise money

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