Talk of the Tents

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'Crazy Eyes' looks crazy good

Emmy Award-winning actress Uzo Aduba backstage at the

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Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix hit “Orange Is the New Black,” sat front and center at Christian Siriano’s show, dressed in anything but prison garb -- a body-skimming, pastel number. Her role as the trigger-tempered inmate “takes a lot of energy,” she said. “Suzanne is a heavy load, but one I’m not afraid to lift. I don’t hold anything back.”

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Jada Pinkett-Smith and mom lend Siriano support

Jada Pinkett-Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, at

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It was like mother, like daughter backstage at Christian Siriano on Saturday.

Jada Pinkett-Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, held court, both turned out in Siriano designs. They were there “to support Christian,” said Banfield-Jones. The designer and Pinkett-Smith were both born and raised in Maryland and went to the same school (Baltimore School for the Arts).

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Christian Siriano channels irresistable '50s glamour

Two looks from the Christian Siriano collection walked

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Few young designers channel 1950s Hollywood glamour like Christian Siriano. When it comes to new New Looks, he leads the pack, and this collection is chock-full of examples. The liquid gold lamé blouse and pencil skirt. The metallic fuchsia tux jacket and matching cropped pant. A cocktail dress with gold sequin bodice and an explosion of layered black tulle beneath.  There were simple little...

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Christian Siriano goes to the ballet

The finale of Christian Siriano's Spring 2013 show

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Truth told, Christian Siriano is known for over-the-top confections, but at Saturday’s afternoon show, he took a more discreet route via the ballet. Inspired by movement and particularly the “Dream Ballet,” performed by the American Ballet Theatre, the show opened with slim pale pink polka-dot cropped pantsuits — a gussied-up version of what dancers might wear hanging around. Later, that same silo...

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