Elle Macpherson Interview for PR.com – We Discuss ‘Fashion Star,’ Intimate Apparel & AgingDecember 20, 2011 No Comments
I just posted my Elle Macpherson interview on PR.com this morning. In my Elle Macpherson interview, I speak with Elle about her new reality competition television series, Fashion Star, which is set to premiere on NBC on March 13th. We talk about how she came up with the idea for the interactive fashion competition, working with Jessica Simpson and Nicole Richie, and how viewers at home will be able to buy the fashions they see on Fashion Star, the very next day online.
Elle also opens up to me about her preference for swimsuits over couture, what type of underwear she prefers to wear, and raising her two sons in London, far from the Hollywood hoopla. Here are some great excerpts from the interview:
PR.com (Allison Kugel): Many celebrities launch fashion lines focused on upscale casualwear or eveningwear, yet you chose to create a lingerie line (Elle Macpherson Intimates). Why did you go into intimate apparel?
Elle Macpherson: I have always loved lingerie since my mother bought me my first bra and knickers as a young teenager. Coming from Australia I never had a passion for fashion. It wasn’t something that was very relevant in Australia. We had surf gear and sports gear, but fashion wasn’t something that we were dependent upon as a culture. When it came to modeling I found it really difficult because I didn’t really know how to model clothes. First of all, I didn’t wear many clothes (laughs). Give me a bathing suit and cowboy hat and I knew exactly what to do. Couture or fashion, I had no idea. I had never even worn heels before I moved to New York when I was seventeen years old.
PR.com (Allison Kugel): So when they put you in high fashion you didn’t know what to do with yourself.
Elle Macpherson: Yeah, I didn’t know what to do with myself (laughs). I would start laughing. I felt like those girls who dress up in their mother’s clothes!
PR.com (Allison Kugel): Do you always wear your lingerie under your clothes?Elle Macpherson: Always, and always matching. If I get dressed and then I decide to change my shirt and I have to change my bra because of the color, I would have to take off my pants and change my knickers as well. I can’t be miss-matched. It’s like wearing odd socks! I have a younger sister who makes fun of me and says, “It is so old-fashioned to wear matchy-matchy,” and I say, “I don’t care. I’m nearly fifty. I’m going to keep wearing matchy-matchy…”
PR.com (Allison Kugel): (Laughs).
Elle Macpherson: She wears different bottoms and different tops, and she says that’s much cooler.
PR.com (Allison Kugel): Does having the nickname “The Body” come with pressure, especially now that you’re in your late forties? Obviously, you look amazing, but do you feel like you have to live up to it, and that you need to be constantly working out?
Elle Macpherson: “The Body” has been a fantastic nickname because I’ve built a business around it. In 1989 I was on the cover of Time Magazine and they nicknamed me Elle “The Body” Macpherson. As soon as I saw it I thought, “I have to capitalize on that.” I never thought, for one second, “Oh yes, I’m the body!” I just thought, “Ok, perfect business strategy here.” So I built my business, really, on that. It’s been a really wonderful vehicle and I’ve been able to express myself in many ways using this name and image. I don’t find it a burden whatsoever. And, yeah, I’m nearly fifty. I don’t have the same body as I did when I was twenty, and that’s ok. The other thing is I don’t have the same spirit as I had when I was twenty, thank goodness! I have really enjoyed becoming the woman I am today.
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