To understand why, here's what the designer has to say about his ideal muse in a new interview with Rolling Stone:
I've always loved intelligent girls, no matter how they look. To be able to hold a conversation with someone is so important. The moment someone acts dumb, I lose interest. I think about the subtext and layers of a person when I design. I design for someone who has interest in the space around her, who is aware of her relationship with the world, someone a little evolved, a little concerned. I think putting more women in power will help solve a lot of problems in the world. It troubles me that the media celebrate women acting like bimbos on TV it's not cute, it's ridiculous. I call it "Paris Hilton Syndrome"; there's a place for that superficiality but it must neutralized by an equally powerful, intelligent counterforce in culture.
Elsewhere in the interview, Gurung says that he loves Duran Duran and MC Hammer, that he makes Twitter friends with musicians (like Rye Rye, in the video below), and that theres no place like New York
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