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Siriano: 'Simpson on Runway is genius'

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Christian Siriano at the launch celebration for three new Sony VAIO products and the Windows 7 operating system at Guastavino's. New York City

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Christian Siriano has reportedly said that choosing Jessica Simpson to judge this season's Project Runway finale was a "genius" idea.

The singer and actress - who has her own fashion collections - joined show judges Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia at New York Fashion Week on Wednesday.

Speaking to Wonderwall about the choice, Siriano - who scooped the Project Runway crown in 2008 - said: "I didn't know. Genius! I think that's fabulous because she's very current. She's working on her own brands.

"Those shoes sell out like crazy! And I think for commercial designers on the show, I think that's great. I think it's super cool."

Siriano kicked off Fashion Week at Lincoln Centre with his own show on Wednesday, showcasing his Spring/Summer 2011 Collection in front of a star-studded audience that included former Lost star Maggie Grace, 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden and actor Alan Cumming.

Project Runway continues next Thursday at 9/8c on Lifetime.

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