CATCHING UP: We couldn’t resist Jean Paul Gaultier talking with Coco Rocha. In a recent interview, JPG has a light Glamour convo with COCO, getting down to the bottom of things with hot topics like cat-fights and male models, and her feature with Patrick Demarchelier for the March issue. Her role in the new TV show, The Face, was also up for discussion. The program stars Coco along with Karolina Kurkova and Naomi Campbell, who is the producer. Together they coach teams of models as they compete to be chosen as “the face” with one final contestant left at the end.
Here is little snippet of the Gaultier and Coco chat:
JEAN-PAUL GAULTIER: Which was more difficult: coaching the girls for the competition or getting along with Naomi and Karolina?
COCOROCHA: I think you know the answer to that.
JPG: Yes, I can imagine!
JPG: I think you should teach male models how to walk. Some guys are very beautiful, but they walk like they’re embarrassed. It’s ridiculous.
CR: How do you choose a male model for your shows?
JPG: I want a male model version of you or Naomi or Karolina or Linda [Evangelista]. What makes you special is that you create so many different personalities. It’s boring when the models all walk exactly the same. Don’t you think?
CR: That’s why all of us like doing your show. You allow us to be whoever we want. These days we’re told to walk straight, don’t move, no emotion, no nothing. I want my team [on The Face] to play characters because it’s far more interesting. I have to say that you’re one of the only designers who likes to talk to his models and ask us about our opinions and what we’re thinking.
JPG:If there were no models, I couldn’t do my shows. You make my shows real—I love that.
Photo Credit: Patrick Demarchelier
· Photo 1: All clothing and accessories, Marc Jacobs.
· Photo 2: All clothing and accessories, Rodarte.
· Photo 3: Shirt, top, pants, scarf – Jean Paul Gaultier. shoes Christian Louboutin.
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