Remember That Secret Starbucks Collaboration Christian Siriano Is Doing?

By
Photo: Courtesy of the Art of Elysium

In July we learned that Christian Siriano was collaborating with Starbucks, but details weren't to be announced until November 17. But Christian couldn't wait that long, so he started tweeting about it yesterday. Sadly, he is not making beverage costumes to replace the boring cardboard sleeves. He just designed a miniature Starbucks gift card that you can put on a key chain. Also, Starbucks donated $50,000 on his behalf to the Art of Elysium, an organization that connects celebrities with kids battling serious medical conditions. So Christian is designing dresses for five young ladies between the ages of 15 and 19 who have been in and out of the hospital. The ladies will wear the dresses to the Art of Elysium gala in January. Hopefully, Christian (and his boyfriend, Brad) will escort them. Here you see a picture of them with their sketches. Ironically, when Christian had to dress a teen for a Project Runway challenge, he almost lost the episode. But we vaguely recall that owing more to That Girl's diva ways than to anything else.