Justin Bieber Admits He’s Basically a Model Now
A week ago we posed the question, "Does Justin Bieber even make music anymore?" We're not the only ones who've noticed that Justin's passion for fashion has fully eclipsed his musical output: Women's Wear Daily just published an illuminating profile on Justin's trip to Hong Kong for a Calvin Klein event.
"Is he a model or is he a singer?" Justin jokes aloud to his entourage in the beginning of the piece. He claims to talk to Olivier Rousteing, designer of the gold-embroidered Balmain jacket he wore to the Met Gala, almost once a week. He's also gearing up for his Zoolander 2 cameo and, according to the article, he'd love to eventually design his own menswear line.
"Just being recognized by the fashion world in such a way so far has been awesome," Justin says. When asked about his current style, he describes his taste as “really into, like, drapy things, drapy sweaters, layering pieces.” Here's hoping the drapy, layer-y Just Justin by Justin collection (that's what we're calling it until further notice) hits upscale stores one day in the future.
Justin describes his racy Calvin Klein campaign as a "transitioning tool" in his effort to transform his public image from that of an impish boy into a grown man. He'll hold off on his fashion line for now ("I just want to make sure it’s perfect and right and take my time with it. I know Kanye [West] has been working on his stuff for years and failed and came back and tried again and failed") as he turns his focus back to music.
It seems that after a drought, inspiration has finally struck: "Finally you get in a rhythm and a motion, and I feel like that’s where I’m at, just kind of finally collecting all of the songs that I want to come out.” Promising.
For Justin's thoughts on social media, cyber-bullying, his Zoolander 2 part and more, read the full WWD profile here.
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