Christian Siriano’s Russian Opera-Inspired Fall 2013 Collection Brings The Drama

Looks from the Christian Siriano New York Fashion Week fall 2013 show on Feb. 9.
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Christian Siriano certainly knows how to ba-ring the drama! (And we mean that in the best way possible.) The Project Runway star stunned us once again at his fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show with tons of breathtaking gowns, decadent suits, and lavish fur-trimmed coats. From the moment we stepped inside the studio, we knew it was going to be an eloquent show. Long, scarlet red curtains decorated the walls, which were lit by several crystal chandeliers. Ooh la la! According to Christian, his fall collection was inspired by the golden age of the Russian Opera. “The lavish interiors of Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre inspired me to begin work on this glamorous and opulent collection, rich with sophisticated shapes, gilded and embossed fabrications, and deep jewel-toned colors.” But, when the models started hitting the runway, we were not only blown away by the INCREDIBLE pieces but the heart-pounding rock orchestra music.

As it turns out, Christian called on his long-time boyfriend (and music producer) Brad Walsh to sing, write and compose an original soundtrack for the show, which featured mezzo-soprano singer Ilene Pabon that’ll “rock you from here to Russia,” according to Brad’s tweet. So, who’s this Ilene gal Mr. Walsh enlisted in his soundtrack? A personal friend! He told Papercut mag, “I decided not to go with something known or classic, I decided to have her sing tones and lyric-less notes and then cut them up and use them where I wanted to put them on the track. She gave me lots to work with, she was great.” Listen to the full soundtrack below, and let us know what you think!

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