Beyonce’s Dazed & Confused interview has her answering questions from top fashion designers, like Tom Ford and Givenchy’s designer Riccardo Tisci. Beyonce is no stranger to high fashion – from the red carpet to her music videos – cue “Run the World, Girls”. The interview offers an intimate look inside the mind of the usually guarded Beyonce.
Tom Ford: Are you shy?
I used to be very shy. I don’t think I’m shy any more. I get really uncomfortable when I’m not performing on the stage or on a photo shoot and have too many people looking at me expecting a performance. It make me kind of shut down and become shy. I’m happier to talk to people and try to learn something from them. I’m better at one-on-one conversations. I do become shy and a bit intimidated when it’s a large group of people, I definitely retreat. At a big dinner I just hope that no one expects anything from me. I wish I’d disappear.
Beyonce walking in Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 Fashion Show
Riccardo Tisci: What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Usually I try to stay quiet and meditate. Not literally meditate. I mean lay in bed and think about everything I need to do, plus everything I learned from the previous day. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve literally fallen asleep with the blackberry in my hand because I’m up answering emails, coming up with marketing plans and looking at radio numbers. It’s really sad! My family is like, ‘Oh my God!’ I literally have pictures of me knocked out with my finger on the computer space bar!
Beyonce wearing Givenchy in “Run the World, Girls” video
Gareth Pugh: What Virgo characteristics do you have?
I am a Virgo to the tee! I wonder what signs the other designers are? I like to think outside the box. I don’t believe in the answer ‘no’. I am extremely driven and extremely critical — sometimes overly critical. Sometimes it is one of the things that I have to work on. I am a control freak. I pay attention to details. When I do something I do it 100 per cent. I have high expectations of myself and expect the exact same thing of everyone around me. I’ve always been that way. I am all or nothing.
Beyonce rocking Gareth Pugh since 2008!
Are you surprised Beyonce is shy around large crowds of people?