“Project Runway” star and fashion designer Christian Siriano is working with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mobilize his company’s resources to produce face masks amid a critical supply shortage as the nation battles the coronavirus. Siriano, who has dressed famous clients from Michelle Obama to Taylor Swift, reached out to Cuomo on Twitter after a call for help from the governor asking for businesses to help supply gloves, gowns and masks.
“If we need masks my team can make them!” Siriano posted on Instagram. “I have sewers and pattern makers ready to help working from home we just need all the information on how to help.” Cuomo tweeted a short time later: “Appreciate his help so much.” The governor added: “Who’s next? Let’s do this together, NY!”
Siriano told Harper’s Bazaar that he’s in a unique position to create items quickly. “I manufacture everything in New York already, I have a working atelier and everyone’s working from home,” he said. Siriano told the outlet, “We’re just working on logistics now: who will get them first, how many we can physically make. Hopefully, we can make a thousand in a few days. That’s the goal.”
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