"Hot tranny mess." "Fierce." "Ferosh." For more than a year, those phrases were like bubblegum in our pop vocabulary, as fun to say as "winning" was two months ago, or "major," circa The Rachel Zoe Project's first season. Courtesy of Christian Siriano, one of the first breakout stars of Project Runway, these SNL-imitated one-liners could have relegated the designer to a blip on the reality-TV radar. Instead, he's managed to not just survive, but thrive, with a series of projects that keep him busy actually making clothes, proving his once-outrageous (and admittedly lovable) behavior wasn't just for headlines. At just 25-years-old, Siriano's dressed everyone from Emily Blunt to Victoria Beckham, masterminded a highly lucrative Payless collection, and has both a Neiman Marcus resort capsule collection and a line of affordable bridal pieces launching soon. Meanwhile, boyfriend Brad Walsh, isn't short of the artistic gene himself, with a brand-new album, "Right Now," that dropped in June, and a photography book in the works. Since the couple's lived together for more than three years, we decided a private tour of their drop-dead gorge Chelsea digs would give us some love inspiration—and a much-needed kick-in-the-butt to amp up our own space. We guarantee you'll be blown away by the photos of their floor-through flat (with captions), not to mention our exclusive Q&A with the creative couple. No catchphrases necessary.
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