Eila Mell
Eila Mellhttp://www.eilamell.com/
Eila is one of the book industry’s "go-to" fashion authors. She recently worked with Heidi Klum and Harvey Weinstein on the official book of the hit TV series Project Runway. She also wrote the book New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era.

“Missing” New York Fashion Week: Interview with Tyson Beckford

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.
You’re welcome.

With love,