Christian Siriano at the finale of his fall runway show, and Christian Siriano for Payless Fall 2010.
Photo: Getty Images/Payless
Christian Siriano’s latest collection for Payless just launched! This is the second collection the Project Runway fourth season winner created for the mass retailer, who signed him last year to create shoes and accessories that the general public could afford. The fall collection contains 12 pieces for $34.99 to $59.99, all of which just became available online this week. We’re kind of bummed to see that the shoes aren’t straight from the 24-year-old’s runway — like they were last season when they SOLD OUT — but they are adaptations instead. The most true to form are the two bags and our favorite, the lone pair of sneakers that Christian actually wore to his show! Check out the entire lineup below, and how the Payless shoes were adapted from their original versions.
SEE CHRISTIAN’S RUNWAY-TO-REALITY SHOES AND ACCESSORIES BELOW …
Parisienne Exotic Platform Pumps, in eggplant and black, $39.99. Differences: The platform is smaller and the inner-heel detail of the runway shoe is missing on the Payless version, though a similar decorative element was added to the back of the pump.
Royalty Satin Flat, in eggplant and black, $34.99. Differences: Christian’s collection contained NO FLATS, but he created one for his Payless collection. You can see he incorporated his color palette — rich burgundy and ultra black.
Jacqueline Exotic Zip Sandal, $44.99. Differences: Again, here the extra decorative heel element is missing, but other than that, this T-strap sandal is almost entirely the same as what we saw on the runway, only with a shorter heel.
Midnight D’Orsay Evening Pump, $44.99. Differences: This evening pump lost a little bit of its extra material when it jumped from the runway to reality.
Empress Dress Boot, $59.99. Differences: He ditched the high platform for this ankle boot. Bummer! And again, the heel decoration is gone. He really stripped this one down!
Walk It Out Slip-On, $34.99. Differences: NONE! These are the same slip-on sneakers that Christian wore in his show. No noticeable differences here!
Mena Small Clutch, $39.99. Differences: The accessories are spot-on replications of the runway styles. This is actually a cute fall clutch.
Jacqueline Large Satchel, $44.99, and Scarlet Large Tote, $44.99. Differences: The black satchel is similar to the runway version, but he also added a tote. They both look so roomy — maybe a back-to-school bag?
+ Which design is your favorite?