Galliano’s Ex-Assistant Antonio Berardi: Designers Are ‘Fragile Creatures’

SINGAPORE - MAY 17:  Designer Antonio Berardi poses backstage ahead of his show during Audi Fashion Festival Singapore 2011 at Tent@Orchard on  May 17, 2011 in Singapore.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for Audi Fashion Festival)
Antonio Berardi. Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/2011 Getty Images

He says: "John would come out at the end of the catwalk show and people would think how confident he was," recalled the designer. "I think it was that part of his persona that kicked in for two minutes. Then he'd go back to being incredibly shy. Most of us [designers] are fragile creatures — even if we look theatrical and put on shows." [Vogue UK]