Job: President, One Management. Even though Lipps is a busy man during Fashion Week, he also just launched a pop-culture blog, The New Blog.
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Actually, he was a Londoner (I’m a bit of an Anglophile), but he lived in New York. Does that count? That would be the greatest songwriter of all time, Mr. John Lennon.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Manage, manage, manage actors, models, musicians; I’m managing as we speak.
Would you still live here on a $35,000 salary?
Is this a trick question? Hell no! Not with my lifestyle.
What’s the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Duran Duran, The Red Carpet Massacre. Off Broadway would be Oh, the Humanity.
Do you give money to panhandlers?
All the time. And one in particular.
What’s your drink?
I like a White Russian and occasionally a hard cider.
How often do you prepare your own meals?
Prepare my own meals? Does anyone in New York? Actually, not too often or, um, never.
What’s your favorite medication?
It would have to be Ambien for all those cross-Atlantic trips. Nothing like falling asleep and waking up in Paris.
What’s hanging above your sofa?
An amazing Mick Rock photograph of Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie) and Mick Ronson riding a train and eating peas in the seventies.
How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
I spend $100, kind of too much for a guy. But it’s not how you feel, it’s how you look, to quote a famous SNL skit.
It’s usually too late during the week. On average 2 a.m.
Which do you prefer, the old Times Square or the new Times Square?
The old Times Square for sure! Bring back the rock and roll. Everything is way too safe again.
What do you think of Donald Trump?
I admire his success.
What do you hate most about living in New York?
The fact that I’m not closer to the beach like I was in Los Angeles.
Who is your mortal enemy?
The tax man!
When’s the last time you drove a car?
I drove a month ago in L.A. Love the L.A. traffic.
Who should be the next president?
It’s a toss-up between either Hillary or Obama. Unless Bon Jovi decides to run.
Times, Post, or Daily News?
Where do you go to be alone?
I go to Giorgone 508 in Tribeca me and the locals
What makes someone a New Yorker?
The honesty, the style, and the culture. New Yorkers rule!