Christian Siriano is getting into the mask making business. It was announced that Siriano’s company, CJ Designs would be one of twelve New York companies that would recieve money to manufacture face masks for New York public service employees. CJ Designs will recieve $352,590.
In a statement, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised the 34-year-old designer. “CJ Designs has provided the City of Buffalo with 10,000 customized uniform masks and has provided Metro North with 7,000 customized uniform masks. Christian Siriano quickly changed the scope of his high fashion Manhattan Design and Manufacturing studio to provide proper face coverings for two of the larger public employers in the State of New York. His company has invested $600,000 in this project which, allowed him to maintain his 17-person staff while promoting safety and economic recovery through the adaptation of his normal business. Christian is symbolic of great New Yorker’s rising to the challenge and supporting the well-being of the larger New York State community.”
Siriano thanked the governor on Instagram.
Thank you @nygovcuomo for the support! We made so many masks, helped save lives and you helped save our employees and a small business in New York. So thank you! @wwd Available masks link in our bio.
A post shared by Christian Siriano (@csiriano) on Jul 30, 2020 at 6:33pm PDT