On the Road actress Kristen Stewart has revealed how Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière has had a huge influence on her views about fashion. Kristen praised Nicolas during a recent interview where she was promoting Florabotanica, the fashion house's new fragrance.
Stewart said, “I had to have a relationship with fashion from such a young age - you walk down the red carpet, and it matters. It's strange. At first I just wanted to get it right, I wanted it to be smooth sailing and just to be able to do my job. Then I did a photo shoot with Nicolas and it was the first time that taking photos in high fashion felt like telling a story, that it was part of a concept - it wasn't just about something on the surface, it really evoked a feeling.”
She added, “He's really one of the only guys I've ever met in [fashion] that makes me feel like I'm working for a director," Stewart continued. "He's really creatively impulsive. Fashion can be a very superficial, surface-level thing that is all about money and image, but he really creates a show. You can pull clothes out of a show and it's like watching a movie.”
Kristen then went on to discuss her own personal fashion tastes, claiming that she loves to just dress down and relax without having to worry too much about what she is wearing, especially when she is just doing her own thing. Although she does admit that, when the occasion calls for it, she does try to dress to impress.
Stewart continued, “I'm from LA and unless the occasion calls for it, I'm a really simplistic, comfortable, straightforward dresser - I don't really think about it. I go anywhere outside of LA and I'm like, 'Oh God. I forgot to put socks on. I probably look silly, it's winter time.’”