HollywoodLife.com spoke with fashion designer Christian Siriano about how he’s tackling the world’s water crisis one dress at a time. The designer has partnered with Stella Artois and designed a dress for Maria Menounos for this year’s 2016 Academy Awards and it’s an homage to the women all over the world who walk miles just to collect water for their families.
It’s always incredible when art can literally save the world. Fashion designer Christian Siriano is doing just that. He’s offered his extraordinary talents as a genius fashion designer, to Stella Artois and Water.org to bring awareness to the world’s terrifyingly real water crisis. At this year’s Oscars you’ll see E! host, Maria Menounos looking gorgeous on the carpet but what she’ll be wearing won’t just be any gown. HollywoodLife.com spoke with Christian about designing such an important piece of fashion for the world’s most anticipated award’s show.
Christian partnered with Stella Artois to leave a mark on the red carpet in support of the global water crisis. He’s designed a dress (as it turns out two) to honor the millions of women around the world who walk miles every day to collect water for their families and Maria will wear this dress. So what can we expect to see? “We are still doing finishing touches,” Christian tells us. “We have two options. One is very inspired by the [Stella Artois] chalices, the designs from the glass … water and transparency. It’s light and glassy. The other one is inspired by the signature Stella chalice with gilded gold. We have been working on them over the last month or so and it was a nice collaboration.”
Stella Artois has a new limited edition set of chalices designed by artists from Haiti, Kenya and Peru and for every Chalice sold in the U.S., Stella Artois will provide five years of clean water for one person in the developing world. “I was naive. I had no idea that it was such a crisis,” Christian told us. “I didn’t realize it was that simple to donate something so small. The amount Stella can donate to do so much for them was the shocking point for me. Something very small that everyone could do could help so many people. This is amazing. If you are on Water.org and purchase any of these chalices they are donating directly to these countries and that’s the goal there.”
HollywoodLifers, we are so excited to watch the Oscars and see what the dress Christian designed for Maria!