Ralph Rucci thinks the work of stylists can be “disrespectful” to designers.
The fashion designer has discussed the people he loves to dress on the red carpet, among them Tilda Swinton. Unfortunately, he doesn’t always get the opportunities he would like.
“I bow to Tilda Swinton. We approached her [to wear our garments on the red carpet.] But there’s a buffer in between the star and the designer, and the buffer is called the stylist. I do not, not, lend clothes [but before we send clothes] we make sure: Is a stylist on this? Is this being selected for Tilda to wear specifically? If [the garment] is going to be thrown in with 100 other garments [by the stylist], it’s disrespectful to what I do and to the women who buy those clothes,” he told Fashionista.com.
The designer added there are some people he would not consider working with. He will only dress stars he is in awe of.
“Many people who I think are the celebrities, other people don’t think are the celebrities,” he said.
“No [I wouldn’t dress Kim Kardashian], I think that’s b*****dising yourself.”
Vogue star Andre Leon Talley has come to realise the importance of some stars in today’s climate. He didn’t used to be a big fan of premieres and parties but now sees they do aide fashion.
“What’s shocking to me is how important the red carpet is,” he said. “At one point I thought it was ruining [fashion] but I don’t think that anymore. I don’t think any celebrity can take away from fashion. Not even Kim Kardashian could take away from fashion.”© Cover Media