Gareth Pugh

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Gareth Pugh, Designer

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
Had a cigarette.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Go to bed.

What is your idea of bliss?
Guilt-free time off, lying on a beach in Mexico with my boyfriend.

What is your idea of misery?
Tax bills.

What is the strangest article of clothing in your closet?
A suit—very odd indeed.

What is your proudest moment?
Perhaps not my proudest, but perhaps my moment of clarity. My parents and my brother meeting Kylie at my after-party. I was like my two worlds colliding.

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Apr 24, 2011 00:00:00
Ryan McGinley

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Ryan McGinley, Artist

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
Got off an airplane and installed my show at Gabriel Rolt Gallery in Amsterdam.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Take Nyquil and cuddle up next to my hype girl Brandee.

What is your idea of bliss?
Coke Zero, popcorn, movie.

What is your greatest regret?
Not finishing college for my mom.

What would be the first sentence of your biography?
He had fun getting shit done.

What catchphrase do you use the most?
I'm going if you're going.

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Apr 07, 2011 00:00:00
Justin Bond, photo Amos Mac

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Justin Bond, Artist

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
Sent a response to a dinner invitation. The answer was "yes."

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Answer my next email.

What is your idea of bliss?
My idea of bliss is straddling a log on a mountainside on a warm spring day, with my journal open in front of me and creative juices flowing through me, while my friends prepare an amazing dinner nearby.

What is your idea of misery?
Being stuck in a bad situation with no idea how to get out of it.

What is the strangest article of clothing in your closet?
Probably an original gown made for me by Machine Dazzle, which consists of safety pins, fishnet, and laminated tranny porn. I say probably because for some people I know, that wouldn't be so strange at all.

What is your proudest moment?
When I sent the master of my upcoming CD, Dendrophile, to the manufacturers. It was the culmination of many years of hard work and truly satisfying.

What is your greatest regret?
That I didn't go to a faery-gathering with my dear departed sister Miss Kitty Litter Green when she asked me to in 1993.

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Mar 27, 2011 00:00:00
Kris Van Assche, photo Julia Champeau

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Kris Van Assche, Designer and Dior Homme Creative Director

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
I was checking my emails.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Go for dinner with friends.

What is your idea of bliss?
Freedom.

What is your idea of misery?
Lack of freedom.

What is your proudest moment?
I am sure it is yet to come.

What is your greatest regret?
That time goes so fast.

What would be the first sentence of your biography?
He believed...

What catchphrase do you use the most?
"Not bad."

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Feb 20, 2011 00:00:00
Collier Schorr

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Collier Schorr, Artist

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
I tried on the suit Thom Browne made for my opening.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Put it on and go to my opening.

What is your idea of bliss?
Having a place to go and having a place to stay.

What is your idea of misery?
Being without a place to show or print my work and words.

What is the strangest article of clothing in your closet?
German policeman's green leather motorcycle pants.

What is your proudest moment?
Giving a speech at the Deutsche Guggenheim to introduce the show I curated.

What is your greatest regret?
Not going to Andy Warhol's Factory when I was 18 and asking for a job...

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Nov 01, 2010 00:00:00
Dries Van Noten, photo Thierry Chomel

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Dries Van Noten, Designer

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
Dread its completion.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Sigh with relief.

What is your idea of bliss?
Turning the soil or pruning a bush.

What is your idea of misery?
Bullied onto a path I have not chosen.

What is your proudest moment?
My 50th fashion show.

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Aug 02, 2010 00:00:00
Stephen Jones on OBE day

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Stephen Jones, Milliner

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
I sniffed a Blue Moon rose in my garden.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Check all the emails from Antwerp (they're an hour ahead of me) about the upcoming show at MOMU.

What is your idea of bliss?
Karlie Kloss' face when I put her cellophane mask on at the Dior couture show a few days ago.

What is your idea of misery?
When it fell off three seconds later.

What is the strangest article of clothing in your closet?
A men's YSL silk shirt I bought a season ago—it's actually a dress.

What is your proudest moment?
Getting my OBE medal.

What is your greatest regret?
Turning down Karl Lagerfeld five times when he first went to Chanel.

What would be the first sentence of your biography?
Don't look before you leap.

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Jul 11, 2010 00:00:00
Katie Grand at Louis Vuitton's Bond Street store, where she curated an exhibition of 12 years of Marc Jacobs' work for the house.

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Katie Grand, Editor-in-Chief, LOVE Magazine

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
I've been on the Eurostar.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Head home.

What is your idea of bliss?
Being alive.

What is your idea of misery?
Being dead.

What is the strangest article of clothing in your closet?
A whole selection of High Street clothing from the eighties that I can't bear to throw away.

What is your proudest moment?
Too numerous to answer quickly.

What is your greatest regret?
I never regret anything.

What would be the first sentence of your biography?
Born in Leeds in 1971.

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Jun 06, 2010 00:00:00
Viktor & Rolf, fall 10 (Glamour Factory)

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Viktor & Rolf, designers

What is your idea of bliss?
Lack of self-criticism.

What is your idea of misery?
Being lonely and gravely ill.

What is your proudest moment?
After the Glamour Factory show.

What is your greatest regret?
Before the Glamour Factory show.

What would be the first sentence of your biography?
"Having boldly gone where nobody went before, etc."

What catchphrase do you use the most?
"Sigh."

What is your second Google email alert?
What is a Google email alert?

What is your best personality trait?
Genius.

What is your worst personality trait?
Elusiveness.

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May 23, 2010 00:00:00

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