While waiting for Zac Posen's show to start on the open air balcony of Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center (review and pix to come) , we had the chance to chat with front-rower Kelly Osbourne. She's ascended the fashion food chain as an E! red carpet interviewer and morning-after Fashion Police lady. She's also the face of Madonna's Material Girl label, so she rubs shoulders with some pretty fashion forward people. We had to ask her about what all this recent experience taught her about fashion.
Fashionista: Have you been to any shows yet this season? Kelly Osbourne: I was at Charlotte Ronson last night and that was great. I just decided to do one show a day this week because it’s too much otherwise and I just want to have fun and enjoy it. So I’ve just picked the ones that I really, really, really wanted to see. Unfortunately some of them are all at the same time.
How has doing red carpet commentary changed the way you look at fashion or the way you dress? It’s weird things that you have to start thinking about that I never thought about before. Like when you do the Emmy’s red carpet you can’t wear a dress that is already in shops. You have to get a dress from a designer that is (trails off)...otherwise I could run the risk of being on “Bitch Stole My Look.” It hasn’t really changed the way I dress, though. If people are gonna like it, they’re gonna like it--if they don’t, they don’t.
So you’re the face of Material Girl now. What have you learned from Madonna? Any words of wisdom from her? Just seeing how she works has taught me a lot. She’s the most professional woman ever. We started calling her the “voice of God” because she wasn’t there, but they’d be like, “Madonna says we should change this”. Finally after the tenth time I was like, “But she’s not here, how do you know?” And then it finally clicked that someone’s taking pictures the whole time and sending them to her.
How was it working with Lola? Is it weird working with a teenager? No. Not at all! She’s the smartest, most intelligent, well-rounded girl of her age that i’ve ever met.
(At this point we were shooed away by her publicist before we got to ask her about her penchant for bouffant, retro hair styles. Darn it! She was sporting a very 40s-esque ponytail and has the most perfect skin. The end.)