Christian Siriano is one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Christian Siriano is one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. (Bennett Raglin / Getty Images for IVY)

Fashion designer Christian Siriano has been named among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Siriano, an Annapolis native known for his celebrity clientele, was included in the list of 100 artists, politicians, athletes, business leaders and other icons.


Anne Arundel County natives David Hart and Christian Siriano have become big-name designers with bridal and formal wear lines. Each has dressed celebrities, and they’ve developed a friendship and working relationship; Hart designed the suits for Siriano’s wedding in 2016.

Siriano has designed gowns for A-listers ranging from rapper Cardi B and first lady Michelle Obama to actor-comedian Leslie Jones, who recounted a time he designed a dress for her for the "Ghostbusters" premiere after no other designers offered.

"He made me feel like I was supposed to have that dress on," Jones wrote for Time's list.

Actress Leslie Jones scorched the red carpet at the “Ghostbusters” premiere in a Christian Siriano gown.

"That's the specialness of Christian Siriano: he makes every piece feel like you are supposed to have it and like it was made for you. He has his talents and then incorporates them into what you want, which in the end is something that both of us want, making him a one-of-a-kind designer."

And while former President Barack Obama's portrait artist, Kehinde Wiley, made the cut, Amy Sherald, the Baltimore artist who created former first lady Michelle Obama's portrait, did not.

Other influencers on the list include Nicole Kidman, Donald Trump, Jennifer Lopez and Roger Federer.