In which we learn it’s OK to interrupt Tim Gunn’s dinner in the quest for an internship. Don’t everyone try this, though, for Tim’s sake.
“The classic story about me, which is not entirely flattering, is that at age 8, I decided that I wanted to run a magazine, so I asked for contributions from kids in the neighborhood. It was the beginning of a ‘control freak editor’ situation, absolutely.”
The brunette beauty discusses her rise from Irish dance competitions in Canada to the pages of American Vogue — and beyond.
As one of the fashion industry’s most in-demand faces, the Danish beauty wants to use her platform to voice her support of gay rights.
“I’m from the old school ‘a fashion show is theater’ world, and it’s not about just one kind of bland model for every show — it’s about one girl being able to be different things to everybody, which is the hallmark of a great model.”
“I never was that fashion nerd growing up. Now I am, sure, but I didn’t start out that way.”
Says Alexandra Shulman “As a magazine editor you’re like an orchestra’s conductor, and your role is to bring everything together It may be that you can play the cello but you can’t play the flute, [but] that doesn’t mean to say you can’t work with the flautist.”
Into the Gloss is known for its inside look at the beauty routines of the fashion industry’s most revered members. Its founding editor talks about how she turned her passion project into a full-time job and successful business.
“My friend said, ‘Charge him a lot of money — it’s David Bowie.’ I charged him $100.”
“When I talk about fashion, I’m not talking about a random street picture. I’m talking about Meisel, Testino, Sims, Naomi, Christy… that community of people that really is the fashion community.”
Despite having no formal design training, the Alice + Olivia designer created one of the most successful American labels to emerge in the last decade.
The man behind street-style blog Street Peeper was never obsessed with fashion or photography before launching his blog. Yet he’s rapidly becoming one of the most influential photographers in the business.
The famous fashion editor reveals how she went from toiling in closets to becoming the creative director of Marie Claire.
“Dazed & Confused is the largest independent, and it still does what it did all that time ago. And it hasn’t become a pastiche of itself, and it hasn’t become a sellout.”
“I think I stood out because I’m a real person — I’m educated, I’m smart, I can think fast on my feet. Also, I had a real body, I wasn’t perfect-looking, and people can relate to that.”