Fashion Designer Christian Siriano Exhibit comes to Memphis Brooks Museum

High-fashion pieces worn by celebrities like Janelle Monáe, Michelle Obama, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, and more are on display now at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Christian Siriano: People Are People runs now through August 4, 2024, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art featuring 35 pieces.

Christian Siriano poses with fashion exhibit
Christian Siriano: People Are People

This new exhibit gives guests a close-up look at high-fashion pieces from award-winning designer Christian Siriano that reflects his celebration of “self-expression for every body at every age.”

“He has redefined what fashion can do with regard to celebrating the full spectrum of gender, body types, and identities, and the museum is thrilled to bring his creative genius to Memphis,” exhibition site curator Dr. Patricia Lee Daigle said in a release.

Apart from his thriving fashion empire, Christian has been the host and mentor for Bravo’s hit series “Project Runway."

The museum also offers "Atelier to Runway," an interactive gallery to complement the exhibition, allowing visitors to engage with the fashion design process and display their own designs or ready-to-wear looks on a runway.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art fashion exhibit
Julian Harper
gowns on display in art exhibit
Julian Harper

The Brooks Museum said additional free educational and public programs will accompany the exhibition throughout its run.

Christian Siriano: People Are People is organized by the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film and sponsored by archimania and Grinder Taber Grinder. All exhibitions at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art are underwritten by the MBMA Exhibition Fund.


Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Wednesday | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Every Saturday entrance is free from 10 a.m. to noon!

Adult | $15
Adult (55+) | $12
Students (with ID) | $8
Youth (7-17) | $8*
Children | Free*

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