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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.

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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.
You’re welcome.


With love,

FWO