Christian Siriano's intricately decorated Spring 2013 collection was balletic in both inspiration and delivery — and critics suggested that this lineup will help the designer establish a name as a serious red-carpet dresser. The offering, noticeably more wearable than in seasons past, was limited to shades of white, baby blue, and pink. Several elegant gowns took embellishment in the form of ostrich feathers, faux pearls, and copious ruffles. There were equally dramatic looks for day: a sky-blue leather minidress looked right at home alongside a sleeveless brocade jumpsuit, and dresses cut from a printed silk were as sweet as the confectionary gowns in the collection. As if to underscore his desire to create a wider appeal, Siriano showed each look with a pair of shoes from his collaboration with Payless.
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