Internationally renowned fashion designer Christian Siriano and Project Runway have started a worldwide movement where fashion houses stop producing their haute couture dresses and other clothing and instead develop face masks to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to the New York-based Cristiano Siriano, which helps health professionals meet their immediate needs, designers from around the world create masks for hard-to-reach places. The makers of Prada, Zara, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, Givenchy, Dior and Luis Vuitton make masks to help health workers who are on the frontline of this deadly disease.
Christian Siriano spoke about the Good Morning, America project and pointed out that the masks his company produces are not the same masks that people can make in their living rooms across the country. Because he sends masks for use in hospitals, he follows strict instructions so that they are approved by the FDA and CDC. He has also developed face masks that can be reused and washed with bleach while maintaining their effectiveness in protecting against coronaviruses.
In the video you can see your employees at a distance of six meters in the office and with face masks at work. Syriano got permission from Governor Andrew Cuomo to open a shop and make masks.
You can watch Christian Syriano’s interview in the video player below.
Christian also talks about the project on his social media sites, such as his official Instagram account, where he has 1.5 million followers. Christian shared a video in which he comes down the stairs with a large box filled with 1000 complete masks, ready to be delivered. The dedicated and tireless efforts of this 34-year-old woman have been recognized worldwide and other fashion designers have followed her example.
Christian Syriano shared the following video and the next contribution when he talked about the project.
A thousand masks per box! We are very proud and I cannot thank my team for their work. We hope this will help a lot of people, because they all help us! You can make a donation to ChristianSiriano.com to help.
The news comes at a time when the CDC is publicly reviewing the guidelines for the regular use of face masks by the average American. For the time being, the CDC is urging people to keep the masks for healthcare professionals and not to buy or hide them, especially the coveted N95 masks.
Many people have started sewing their own masks or followed the advice of President Donald Trump to at least cover their faces with a scarf.
What do you think of Christian Siriano’s masks and the fact that he inspired other fashion houses and designers to do the same?
Are you wearing a mask in public because of the coronavirus pandemic?