An Awkward Interview with the Charming Frank Ocean About Paris Fashion Week

Forget Kimye. Paris fashion week front-row-newbie Frank Ocean was one of our favorite celebrities to spot this week. The Grammy winner hit up several shows, including Givenchy and Chanel, so when we spotted him at Valentino, we had to grab a moment with him to ask how his first Paris fashion week was going. (We also overheard him tell another reporter that he'd brought along his mom to all the shows. How adorable is that?) What follows is a rather stumbling awkward interview, because, well, he was just so disarmingly nice and open. Not what you'd expect from a celebrity. Basically, he charmed our pants off. We were fans before but now we're smitten.
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Forget Kimye. Paris fashion week front-row-newbie Frank Ocean was one of our favorite celebrities to spot this week. The Grammy winner hit up several shows, including Givenchy and Chanel, so when we spotted him at Valentino, we had to grab a moment with him to ask how his first Paris fashion week was going. (We also overheard him tell another reporter that he'd brought along his mom to all the shows. How adorable is that?) What follows is a rather stumbling awkward interview, because, well, he was just so disarmingly nice and open. Not what you'd expect from a celebrity. Basically, he charmed our pants off. We were fans before but now we're smitten.
Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Forget Kimye.

Paris fashion week front-row-newbie Frank Ocean was one of our favorite celebrities to spot this week. The Grammy winner hit up several shows, including Givenchy and Chanel, so when we spotted him at Valentino, we had to grab a moment with him to ask how his first Paris fashion week was going. (We also overheard him tell another reporter that he'd brought along his mom to all the shows. How adorable is that?)

What follows is a rather stumbling awkward interview, because, well, he was just so disarmingly nice and open. Not what you'd expect from a celebrity. Basically, he charmed our pants off. We were fans before but now we're smitten. Fashionista: So what do you think of Paris fashion week? Frank Ocean: Well firstly, what's your name?

My name is Leah, it's nice to meet you. It's good to meet you. My name is Frank.

[Turns beet red] Erm, I know. I think fashion shows are great. The production that goes into doing these sorts of things is pretty inspiring and I just like to see beautiful things and beautiful people. All people are beautiful.

That's a lovely message. That's a lovely message! [laughs] I think we need more lovely messages in this lovely place. I'm throwing you off. I'm so awkward at interviews it's not even funny.

I'm pretty awkward at asking for them. What have you liked so far that you've seen? I went to Givenchy and I loved the noise that the sheer dresses made. I saw Chanel and there was a cool double-bag hip thing that one of the girls wore that was pretty fly. The production was pretty awesome at the Grand Palais, too. It's a beautiful place. I saw Dior and I think Raf did a really good job. I loved the production there also. Did you like the music at any of these shows? I loved the music at the Chanel show... that was great.

Yeah? You liked that Daft Punk track? I didn't know that record.

I think it's from 1997. Yeah, I was 10 or some shit then, so...

Fair enough.