Outspoken runway coach Miss J. Alexander recently sat down with Grazia Daily to share his thoughts on strutting, falling in public and those Alexander McQueen armadillo shoes. Lesson one: Miss J. thinks it's wrong to break into a catwalk strut just to get a man's attention because he might think you have a bad hip replacement.
He then offered this insight about the patented Male Model Walk:
Why do male models always look like they're walking somewhere they don't want to go?
BECAUSE I BELIEVE THEY STILL THINK IT'S A BUSINESS FOR WOMEN AND GAY MEN, SO THEY ARE WALKING SOMEWHERE I THINK BETWEEN THE BANK AND THE GYM.
And what about if one of the beauties should happen to fall?
Models falling on the catwalk - are they just doing it for attention?
NO, SOME TRIP OVER THE DRESS OR LOSE THEIR FOOTING IN HIGH HEELS, OR SOME JUST CAN'T CHEW AND WALK AT THE SAME TIME.
Have you ever fallen over in public ? Be honest...!
YES. RED CROPPED WOOL JACKET, PRINTED VERSACE JEANS, AND RED SUEDE NANCY GIALLOMBARDO HAND-MADE SHOES, AND BLACK LEATHER BAG ON 23RD ST AND 5TH AVE AT 2:10 P.M. IN FRONT OF A NEW YORK CITY BUS.
He said designers weren't cruel, but creative for giving models crazy shoes to walk in:
Talking of crazy heels, have you seen Alexander McQueen's Armadillo shoes?
Lady Gaga's worn them in her latest video, how do you rate her strut in them?
ON A SCALE FROM 1 -10, I WILL SAY NINE FOR NERVE TO MAKE THE ATTEMPT.