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Tuesday September 15, 2009 9:37 pm
Alex Perry Loves What He Does
Alex Perry is addicted to dressing famous people.
The Australian designer has styled some of the world’s most beautiful women, including Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Elle Macpherson, and says that his first experience was everything he’d ever dreamed of.
“The first time I dressed Elle Macpherson, I thought I was going to die. Then I was like a crack addict, and I thought, ‘Right! Who can I dress next?’ I had one tear sheet in Vogue and I thought, ‘You know what? Kill me now. I am so fabulous!’ “
Despite being a hugely successful and in-demand designer, Alex always insists on fitting every custom-made dress himself because he feels he gives it that extra edge: “It sounds minor, but I’ll make it half an inch tighter. I’ll make it half an inch lower. I can make you look that extra size smaller.”
Alex added he doesn’t care what people think of him and never lets negative comments from others get to him: “You’re gay, you’re fat, you’re thin, you’re an a**hole, you’re not talented, you rip off Valentino. I’ll give you a list if you like. I don’t know those people, and I don’t care. I know what I do, and I know who I am, and what people say really doesn’t affect me.”
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