Finance Foodie — Q: Wow, I loved the show and the way the models came in and stood on platforms after walking instead of just going backstage. You needed a lot of extra models to be able to do that. I am curious about what else are you doing while you are in NYC?
Gwen: I have been here a week so I have pretty much done all sorts of meetings, met some other designers, took Zuma (who is at the show with me) to a couple of fun places in town, ate some NY pizza and am ready to go home. I admit that I did enjoy the snow being from the West Coast and all! Everyone was complaining about the snow but I enjoyed it!
Q: Did you ever expect L.A.M.B. to be so successful?
Gwen: I never expected it….I just wanted to make clothes that I thought were cute and wanted to wear myself. Then it was successful and then I had whole fragrance line with a new summery fragrance coming out this summer and the ball just keeps rolling. It is very surreal to me.
Q: Tell me about the L.A.M.B. collection this season.
It is a little bit of vintage Hollywood which is very me, then a little modern soldier girl thrown into the mix. It is like ‘flashy soldier girl’ if I had to define the line in a phrase.
Q: Everyone was turning around looking at you watching the show. What made you decide to come out into the crowd here at Milk Studios?
Gwen: I wanted to see it–so I climbed up on a ladder onto a platform that was probably intended originally for one of the models to stand on. I hope I did not confuse any of the girls but they did a great job (laughs)! I worked so hard on this collection and I wanted to see it–even if it seemed odd that I was out in the crowd!
Q: Do you have any personal remembrances of the late Alexander McQueen?
Gwen: I never got to meet him or go to any of his shows. I think he was really talented though and from what I hear was a very gracious person. His death has brought a lot of sadness to the whole fashion week.
Q: How are you spending Valentine’s Day?
Gwen: I have been away from my husband for a whole week so I just hope to be kissing him a little!