Story with Melanie Sutrathada
Interview with Tyson Beckford at NYFW
Q: So I’m backstage at Mike Costello with Tyson Beckford. How are you?
I’m good, how are you?
Q: I’m so excited because Michael is such a good friend.
Me too. That’s why I’m doing it.
Q: Is it fun to do a show for your friend?
Yeah, because it’s like there are no expectations, and you’re living this.
Q: And he’s so talented.
I’m so respectful of him, his work. I feel like I want to make it great for him. So that’s pretty much why I’m here.
Q: And his mother is here, too.
Oh is she? I met his son yesterday.
Q: And the whole family.
You can’t consider somebody a friend until you’ve met their parents. If they’re still alive, and able to be there.
You can’t consider somebody a friend until you’ve met their parents.
Q: It’s true. Is this the only show you’re doing this week?
Yes. I like to be a part of Fashion Week. I like to go to shows of friends. I miss it. Sometimes I sit there and I’m like, “I want to get up and walk in the show.”
Q: Well, designers, word is out: he misses it!
I do miss it, but designers, I have to be inspired. Michael’s inspired me. So I’m going to do it. I might be fat, and old, but I’m going to do it.
Q: You’re not, as anyone can see! Thank you so much, we can’t wait to see you on the runway.
Yeah, I’m excited to see me, too.
Q: Thank you.