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*****dizing yourself.”
Vogue star Andre Leon Talley has come to realize 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.”