We speak to Kristen McMenamy, nominated for the Model award, on the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards. A renowned supermodel through the Ninties, Kristen took a break from fashion to have children and now she’s having quite a big comeback with her amazing witchy looks and snowy white long hair. We bowled up to her looking brilliant in her Alexander McQueen runway sample!
Grazia Daily: Can you talk us through your outfit please Kristen? You look amazing!
Kristen McMenamy: I went to Sarah Burton, at the last minute and I got this. She had a couple of dresses – I got this!
That snow-queen Alexander McQueen look, in full
GD: Wow! Is it the one straight off the runway?
KM: Yep – it’s straight off the rack, it’s the actual one from the show.
GD: The texture is amazing – its like tiny tiny bits of tulle
KM: My hair’s covering it up!
GD: You look like you’ve come from a magical snowy Kingdom somewhere!
KM: Why thank you! I feel a little deranged in this!
GD: Do you know Sarah Burton? Do you get to go to the atelier and have a look around to pick out dresses to wear?
KM: No! She’s too busy! They’re all too busy there to do that! But this time, this one time I did get to have a good look around. It was like Christmas day!
GD: What is it like to wear? Is it heavy?
KM: Well, it’s got a built in corset. I don’t know if you guys have ever worn a corset but they’re not very comfortable, they’re not supposed to be comfortable. That’s the point of corsets. They suck you in and hold you up and make you stand up straight.
GD: Are you excited about tonight?
KM: SOOO MUCH! ! !
GD: Are you going to have a glass of champagne?
KM: Yes! And you’re keeping me from it!