A German magazine, 032c, dedicates its Summer 2013 issue to Balenciaga’s former designer, Nicolas Ghesquière. The magazine features a few quotes from Kristen talking about the designer and that she noticed a change in him after his final Spring show for the fashion house.
He is a reminder of how fucking annoying everyone else is. It’s not easy to walk a line that not every single person in the world is going to get in a second. Nicolas is the sort of person who loves swimming in rough water …
I’ve felt the happiest I’ve ever felt wearing these clothes. I’ve also felt androgynous and rigid. Sort of like you’re wearing a fucking building.
Kristen comments about when Nicolas told her that he was leaving Balenciaga:
I was like, ‘Dude, are you okay?’ and he was like (in a French accent), ‘Yes. Yes. I will tell you soon, but there are things happening.’ Before I left, he was like, ‘All right, I’ll tell you.’ I’m so fucking proud of him because what he was about to do would rock people’s worlds. He was just like, ‘Believe for me.’ I thought it was the coolest fucking thing.
The look on his face after that show, he had this look like he was actually the kid who was being told he wasn’t allowed to do something. And he was totally not going to stand for it, and I was like, ‘I will totally run away with you.’