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For the not-basic bride: Christian Siriano's debut bridal collection

The designer famous for his dramatic ball gowns is really feeling suits.

Designer and reality TV darling Christian Siriano cut his teeth creating bridal gowns before dazzling us with his sassy quips and larger-than-life glamour on “Project Runway.” The 30-year-old, who counts Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez as fans, and has been creating one-of-a kind bridal gowns for friends and customers by request, recently launched an official collection for Kleinfeld Bridal. The 27-piece line ranges from $3,000 to $19,000 and is available in sizes from petite to plus. We caught up with Siriano before his debut runway show. Click through for all the looks.

What’s a bridal trend that drives you crazy?
I’m not a huge fan of the overly sexy bride. You can be really sexy and beautiful and still be covered. I’ve also never been a big fan of mesh cut outs everywhere — I think that’s weird for a wedding when grandma’s there.

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Who’s wedding wowed you?
I was a huge fan of when Gwen Stefani got married because I loved her ombré dress. There are some dresses that just stick in your mind.

What’s your current favorite look for a bride?
We have a suit in the collection that is actually my favorite piece. Even though we have lots of ball gowns — and I love that — but I really like the suit a lot.

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Do you think brides should change after a ceremony?
I like a party dress. They should do first dance in their dress and then change to get wild.

 
 
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