Lifestyle Style Christian Siriano Talks Loss of Fashion Icons André Leon Talley, Thierry Mugler and Virgil Abloh “We’ve all been saying that fashion has had a really hard month. First, with Virgil then Thierry then André,” Siriano said on Thursday’s episode of PEOPLE TV’s Reality Check By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 4, 2022 05:13 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Christian Siriano is mourning the losses of André Leon Talley, Thierry Mugler and Virgil Abloh. "We've all been saying that fashion has had a really hard month. First, with Virgil then Tierry then André," he said on Thursday's episode of PEOPLE TV's Reality Check. "I think it was a pretty intense few weeks for a lot of people." The Project Runway judge, 36, opened up about the impact each late icon had on the fashion industry. Fashion Icon and Former Vogue Creative Director André Leon Talley Dead at 73 "I think when losing a great like an André, who was such an icon and did so many things in the publishing world, that was hard for that world of people to lose and I'm sure a lot of young aspiring editors that want to work for a magazine. That's hard," he said. Talley — who died on Jan. 18 at age 73 — was a famed writer and former creative director at Vogue as well as editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's right-hand. Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock Siriano also reflected on Mugler, saying the fashion designer was ahead of his time with his "iconic" dramatic, avant-garde creations. His death at 73 years old was announced on Jan. 23. Legendary French Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler Dead at 73 "Mugler did things and made clothes that nobody could ever even make or understand in his day," he explained. "It was so insane, the clothes that he made, and for a long time was really made fun of, actually, at first." Britta Pedersen/DPA/AFP via Getty He added, "They were costumes, they weren't anything, then they were celebrated, then they became this iconic thing." Siriano also reflected on the loss of Off-White designer Abloh who died at the age of 41 on Nov. 28, two years after being diagnosed with cancer. Off-White Designer Virgil Abloh Dies at Age 41 After Privately Battling Cancer for 2 Years Craig Barritt/Getty "Virgil had this whole young generation completely obsessed with him because he's a young, Black, talented, amazing designer who literally had one of the largest houses in the world," he shared of Abloh, who was also the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection. The impact of losing these fashion forces made Siriano and his fellow Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell contemplate their own careers as well as the up-and-coming designers on their show. Noam Galai/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. "Brandon and I talk about this. We just want to make it to the next day, the next collection, keeping going," he said. "We always hope for the best and hope there will be another one because you really just never know, which is why I think shows like Project Runway are really important, because these young designers need something to inspire them."