Numéro: You’ll be pleased to know that I haven’t actually planned this interview, so I’ll spare you all those ignominious questions that I could have asked you.
Haider Ackermann : [Laughs]
So, what do you want to talk about?
At this time of the day, not much.
Yes, by the way, why this morning rendezvous on the avenue Trudaine? Are you detoxing and only drinking green tea now? Or have you just left an afterparty at Mec Zone [a gay club located near the meeting point]?
[Laughs] You’re outrageous! Next question. Contrary to what you suspect, I love mornings, I love getting up very early.
Yes really! I get up, I read the papers…
… Admit it, you want to do Pilates, you’re literally running to the gym!
Sometimes. But what I like best is walking through the deserted streets at dawn, enjoying these delicious moments, these precious instants.
So, how come you’ve got the body of a goddess and you’re not always down the gym?
Must I remind you I have good genes… they’reColombian.
You’re part of a very closed club of sexy designers. Are you not beset by hoards of yapping bloggers the moment you step outside?
Absolutely not. I don’t think I’m part of this famous club you allude to. Designers from the new generation are much prettier than me.
“The Instagram phenomena is incredibly dull, especially when people take it all too seriously. But what is really worrying is that today, in order to be respected, a designer needs mega numbers on Instagram.”
So, what do you do to have so many followers on Instagram?
What do you think? I don’t have that many, hardly any really, no, I really don’t have that many! If you follow me on Instagram you should know that already. And if you take a look at accounts belonging to my colleagues, you’ll see that in terms of subscribers, I’m nowhere near them.
What do you think about the Instagram phenomena?
It’s incredibly dull, especially when people take it all too seriously. But what’s really worrying is that today, in order to be respected, a designer needs mega numbers on Instagram.
I was strongly advised to use this interview to talk to you about your last collection…
You were there, weren’t you?
No, I’d gone out the night before.
[Laughs.] You’re terrible!