Some lucky attendees found their names glued onto their seat, coupled with a rundown of the show. Others would have to watch from the wings.
It was 4:32 p.m. when the flurry of cameras were ushered away and the protective brown paper rolled away to reveal a Boardwalk-style runway in tones of teal and orange and white. Six minutes later, the lights went down and the first model strutted out onstage.
Siriano is consistent, creating eye-catching garments that celebrate a woman's curves instead of hiding them. And although all of the looks would give many fashion critics and bloggers something to delight in, it wasn't until Sabina Karlsson, wearing a teal form-fitting dress with double cut-outs and double high slits, walked out onto the catwalk that a light applause erupted.
That was because Karlsson would be the first of five full-figured models to take the stage that afternoon. She'd eventually be joined by Precious Lee, Marquita Pring, Alessandra Garcia Lorido and Georgia Pratt.
It makes perfect sense for the designer who recently dressed "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones after the actress complained no designers would dress her for her film premiere last month.
Fourteen minutes later, as Solange's "Losing You" played overhead, it was all over. As the models took their final walks around the catwalk, Siriano barely made it from behind backstage, with the tiniest of waves, before he turned back around to retreat backstage.