Christian is annoying, but I think a lot of it is because he's young, and I'm sure he had to put up with a lot of bullying growing up, so he's put up a tough front. I'm not really surprised by the auction story; he seems to really need acceptance by other people, and the fact that these women were so thrilled to have one of his designs must have made him feel really good about himself.
While I'm not necessarily thrilled he won (I'm not really sure who should have won, nobody seemed that strong), I was glad to read that he is seriously considering what to do with his future, and that he is looking to design more wearable looks so that he can get into high end stores. Smart move. He's a smart kid. I hope he does well.