TIM GUNN INTERVIEWED AT NESPRESSO BEVERLY HILLS
MY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TIM GUNN! SCROLL DOWN FOR A VISUAL RECAP OF THE NESPRESSO BOUTIQUE OPENING IN BEVERLY HILLS.
grand opening in
signifies another game-changing addition to the Los Angeles gourmet coffee scene. It was definitely a night to remember, from rubbing shoulders with esteemed guests, to sampling espresso-infused cocktails and bubbly rosé and a surprise appearance and piano performance from
, the prolific music producer for established artists like
Earth Wind and Fire, The Bee Gees, Cher, Donna Summers, Destiny's Child and Christina Aguilera
Perhaps, my favorite highlight of the evening was conducting an exclusive interview with the one and only: Tim Gunn from
and author of
! In the span of six minutes, Tim shared with me some intimate details of his personal life, thoughts on the season finale of Project Runway and which fashion designer he believes should design a Nespresso "capsule" collection! Below is a brief transcript of the interview:
What did you think of the outcome of this season's
Thrilled. I would've been happy with any of the four final contestants winning.
What are your thoughts on fashion bloggers, specifically emerging menswear bloggers?
I love bloggers! Thank the lord baby Jesus that menswear bloggers are emerging. When it comes to print, there are so many challenges and so few opportunities. I am going to be candid with you: If you were to ask me five years ago about bloggers, [I don't think they would stick]. Now, for me, the whole world of raboutage is about blogging. Like anything, design, fine art or literature, there's good and bad. I stand up and salute.
We all know you from
and whatnot, but for the most part, you seem to lead a private life. What are some activities you partake in off-duty?
I would love to have off-duty moments. I have very little free time, to be honest. When I do have free time, I'll walk through Central Park to the museum to see some exhibits. I find it to be so refilling.
Is there a special someone you share these moments with?
No, and I don't feel any sense of absence or void. I have been celibate for 31 years. I had a very intense relationship prior to that, and it ended very abruptly. And it was during the AIDS epidemic. Among the things I've heard of him, he was sleeping around with everybody in Washington D.C. I thought, he just wrote me a death sentence! Things happen for a reason. I should thank him. Otherwise, I wouldn't be here. I got tested for every 6 months for eight years, because I was so shaken by the incident.
That's good to know that you've personally done extensive testing yourself.
Yes, we have to take responsibility for our bodies.
One last question. If you were to dedicate a Nespresso capsule to one fashion designer, who would it be and why?
Easy, easy, easy. This is a great brand out of Europe that has now landed in the US and it's going to take us by storm. I am going to draw a collorary to a fashion designer out of Europe who took the US by storm and is now the president of the CFDA: Diane Von Furstenberg!
Thank you so much Tim. It was such a pleasure speaking with you!
I would like to thank Nespresso again for having me at the grand opening and conducting this special interview with Tim Gunn --
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