The Jay McCarroll Interview
So, when you were in the runway shows, did you have to wait for the judges -- [loud talking from Jay's side of the phone connection]
Why I decided to walk through Times Square during an interview is beyond me.
Yeah. Were you just walking through Times Square?
Yeah, I'm here now and now I can't hear anything.
Okay, so you were saying with the runway judging or something?
Did the judges think of the stuff they said to you off-the-cuff? Or did they --
Oh no, totally off-the-cuff.
Is Anne Slowey normally that bitchy?
I like her. She's totally snarky but super-down-to-earth. And Nina Garcia too. Same thing. Really down-to-earth -- oh, boys! Um, really down-to-earth and... I'm sorry. I wish we had talked at like two o'clock because then you would get a much better interview. Now it's late and I can't think of answers. I'm in the middle of Times Square.
Well, we'll make it quick. So, about your line. I read somewhere that it's going to be available in 2007. Is that right?
Yeah. I have a show this September, this next Fashion Week. And it'll be in stores Spring 2007.
Do you know which stores?
Oh, I have no idea. Hopefully, someone will pick it up and all that good stuff. Um, I'd like to go mass market. [to a fan who recognizes him] Hey! Okay, sorry.
Are you having some fan action?
Yeah. Kind of. I don't like to walk through -- every time you go to Times Square, shit like that happens.
Well, yeah, 'cause it's the armpit of the planet.
It is the armpit of the planet. Yes. Is that what you said?
Yeah. Now, you turned down the Banana Republic mentorship.
Exactly what is a Banana Republic mentorship?
Um, it's not an internship. You're not working for them. And, um, you're just kind of maybe getting guidance. They like had connections to production or, like, um, just any of the resources they have or use, they'd be willing to give the numbers away and share those resources. Which is kind of weird. But, at the time I was meeting with them -- it was March. And I had no idea what the fuck my life was about in March. So, I didn't take advantage of it. It was nothing personal. Like, I met with them and they seemed like perfectly nice people and... they were fine. It was just bad timing.