Inspired by the deeper meaning attached to treasured possessions, jewelry designer and portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann set out to chronicle the stories of such cherished belongings. Spending time with more than sixty-five intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders resulted in A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why, a stunning photographic collection that transcends materialism and explores the secrets and stories behind beloved personal items. This reoccurring column is an ongoing passion of Monica's to continue to chronicle people with what they cherish. Each month, a new person will be featured as a glimpse into A Possession Obsession. CHRISTIAN SIRIANO How did you come to own your possession? My mother gave me this piece of art when I moved into my first apartment in New York back in 2008. How do you live with your heirloom? It has an old frame that fits perfectly within my large gallery wall full of treasures. Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste? As a designer, so many women influence the way I approach style. All my customers and my mother and sister were really my first muses. They always had taste, which I believe is something you are born with; it can't be taught. To read more about Christian Siriano and his possession obsession click here!