Christian Siriano is kind of like the honey badger of the fashion world. He gets a lot of flak for his reality TV origins, but he doesn’t give a f*ck. And we like that.
The designer’s mass-marketable designs and “fierce,” can’t-stop-won’t-stop persona might not have earned him respect from the fashion community (his application to join the CFDA was turned down this year), but it has earned him dollar signs in the form of endorsements and collaborations, including his ongoing partnership with Payless. His latest effort for the budget shoe brand just came down the catwalk: spunky heels in snakeskin, suede and ponyhair, with some glitter and metallic accents thrown in for good measure.
A luxe look like this for Payless prices (i.e., around $60 apiece)? We’re buying what he’s selling. (Or we will be, when they hit stores in about six months).