Christian Siriano Gives Update on Working With Selma Blair on a Clothing Line for People With MS (Exclusive)

ET spoke with the designer at Bravo's 'Top Chef' and 'Project Runway' FYC event in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

It's been over a decade since Christian Siriano won Project Runway, and his light is still shining brightly.

The 33-year-old fashion designer has become a household name, dressing Hollywood's elite, as well as powerhouse ladies like former first lady Michelle Obama. Aside from being a mentor on the revamped fashion competition show, he also hopes that he can get the chance to collaborate with his longtime friend, Selma Blair, to create a clothing line for people with disabilities.

"I hope we can figure out something. She really wants to do something," Siriano told ET's Katie Krause at Bravo's Top Chef and Project Runway FYC red carpet event at Vibiana in Los Angeles on Tuesday. "We have to wait until she gets a little better and we can actually, really talk about it."


Blair was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year and expressed interest in creating a label that would help those who suffer from disabilities.

"There is a need. Someone like her, she's like, 'I can't zip anything up,'" Siriano explained. "And I didn't think about that. That's a really interesting thing, concept, to think about. To think you can't button your jacket."

Blair first made her comments about a line in an interview with Vanity Fair about how difficult it was to get dressed since her diagnosis, calling it a "sh*t show," and wanting more accessible clothes. 

"I would like to partner with someone like Christian Siriano on a line for everyone, not just people who necessarily need adaptive clothing, but for those who want comfort, too," she said. "It can still be chic. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style."


Siriano previously told ET in March that he had spoken to Blair about starting the accessible line. "Selma and I have been good friends forever. We were talking about it over dinner… It was really nice," he said at the time. "I was like, ‘I think it is something that’s kind of missing.’ And I was like, ‘Oh maybe we should do something one day.’"

Meanwhile, the designer -- who was the winning contestant of season four -- is ready to kick off a new revamped season of Project Runway. Now returning as a mentor, Siriano calls it a "full circle" moment.

"It's been great, everybody's amazing and it feels very different because it is so different, but still feels the same nostalgia, which is really nice," he said of the new season.

As far as how he makes the new season different from Heidi Klum's, he says, "For me and my perspective, is that I am very real. I treat the designers the same way I treat my team. I try to give them real world opinions and advice as best as I can, whether they want it or not."

Project Runway airs on Bravo.



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