Christian Siriano is the Guest Editor of the October 5 edition of Life.com.
The gallery includes some of the images from his new book, Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self as well as photos from the whirlwind year and a half since he won Project Runway and emerged, according to Tim Gunn, as "this generation's Marc Jacobs."
Check out a few choice pics from the book, plus Siriano's thoughts on his career so far. He explains, "I wanted to show people that it's not always about being crazy and dramatic, it's about being natural as well," he says. "But, you know, gorgeous."