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One Minute with … Designer Tess Giberson



It may be scorching in the Big Apple this week, but can you imagine Palm Springs? That’s what designer Tess Giberson had on her mind this season when she crafted a resort-worthy collection that had us hankering for a poolside caipirinha. We popped backstage for a quick one-on-one.

theFashionSpot: What’s new with you?

Tess Giberson: That’s a loaded one! I’m just trying to focus on the moment when it all comes together at the show instead of saying, “Oh, I just want this to be over.” 

tFS: What’s the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? 

TG: Coffee. I couldn’t get it fast enough.

tFS: What’s your mood right now?

TG: A little jittery.

tFS: What inspired you this season? 

TG: I was flipping through a book that had backyard pool images in 70s Palm Springs. I was really intrigued by the contrast of the artificiality and the natural. I didn’t want to reference the 70s, just capture the essence of it. 

tFS: Who would be in your dream front row?

TG: It sounds silly, but there isn’t a particular person. I like an eclectic mix of genuinely cool people who want to be there.

images: Imaxtree

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