view the whole fashion show & listen to the AMAZING soundtrack to it here !!
IN LIKE A LAMB [teen vogue].
GWEN, YOU HAVE THE NICEST TENT IN FASHION WEEK!
I know, right? This is such a change from my first time showing—we did it at Roseland Ballroom, with the bugs and the rats! I was so excited to show there because it's where I've had some of my concerts, but backstage... it was really dirty.
THAT'S ROUGH. BUT AT LEAST YOU HAD LILY COLE IN THAT SHOW
Oh my gosh, I am obsessed with that model. We had a lot of great models in the first LAMB show but Lily was a creature unlike any other. She looked like the most beautiful thing from space.
I HEARD YOU SEWED YOUR OWN COSTUME FOR A SCHOOL PLAY?
Oh, I've been making my own clothes for as long as I can remember. So many of the women in my family sewed, my mom would always ask me to help out, and around Junior High, I started doing things by myself. That's why when it came time to do a clothing line, I was ready... But when I was in high school, I was going to sing "I have confidence" from The Sound of Music in our school talent show. And I made myself a kind of jumper, in tweed, and I still have it! You know, now that I think about it, that gives me an idea... you might be onto something with that jumper!
Yeah, but it was a little bit frumpy. If we brought it back, we'd have to do something new to it, maybe tighten it... but that's an early example of how I would always make clothes based on whatever music I was performing... This current collection is really ska influenced because of my upcoming album and also because of my past. When I first started out, everything I did was ska, the music and the clothes, in fact one of the songs on the runway tonight is also one of the first songs I ever performed in front of an audience.
THAT'S AWESOME. SO IS THE LAMB LINE BASED ON PIECES FROM YOUR OWN CLOSET, LIKE KATE MOSS FOR TOPSHOP?
Well, first of all, I have an amazing closet. It is incredible. You would not BELIEVE how great my closet is.
YEAH, I WOULD.
It's really amazing. I definitely take pieces I've worn onstage and figure out how to make them into real clothes that girls can wear in every day life... but I think LAMB is based as much on what's in my closet as what ISN'T in my closet! You know, when you say, "But all I want to wear is this," and it's something that you have in your mind, but you don't actually have it! I hate that feeling. I want to just eliminate it.
We. Love. Gwen. And as for my closets, I want to fill the void with this incredible black motorcycle jacket that Chanel Iman wore down the runway. Keep your eyes peeled; I can totally imagine it in Teen Vogue next Spring.
BTW; if you are curious, the first song no doubt performed on stage was "on my radio" by the selecter.