At last night's GQ Gentlemen's Ball in New York, we caught up with a very dapper-looking Michael Bastian, who won the 2011 CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year. He elaborated on the physical CFDA trophy, which is more elusive for its winners than you'd think, as well as his penchant for pedicures and mentholated body scrub.
So are you still amazed by your CFDA Award, or do you not think about it anymore?
I am amazed by it. It's on my desk, and I stroke it every now and then; I can’t believe it’s real. It also took a month or two for it to arrive.
Oh, you don’t carry it home from the award ceremony?
No, no. The whole process is such a weird situation, because you go up there, they hand you something, you do your speech, you walk through that gauntlet of press interviews and then this very sweet girl from the CFDA is like, “Thank you!” and takes it back.
How much grooming do you do? Do you moisturize and use concealer?
I have a very wonderful bath ritual. Like, now that it’s cold I’ll take a bath, and trim my nails and do a body scrub. I use this Clinique stuff that feels like sandpaper and smells like bubblegum. It’s the women’s line, and it’s all mentholated and minty fresh … Should I be saying all this? This is very confessional.
Most Viewed Stories
Brad Pitt Fights Back Against Angelina Jolie and Her Plot to ‘Destroy’ Him
Finally Someone Called Donald Trump a Giant Baby and It Was Michelle Obama
What It’s Like to Be a Female Reporter Covering Donald Trump
22 Intimate Lost Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Prince Married to Commoner Still Too Good to Tweet
Kim Kardashian Assaulted by the Same Guy Who Grabbed Gigi Hadid
Ask a Boss: My Co-worker Wants Everyone to Call Her Boyfriend Her ‘Master’!
Outrageous Party Photos From Andy Warhol’s Factory Days
Nation’s Conscience Samantha Bee Calls Out Donald Trump’s Debate Sexism
Ask Polly: Should I Try to Help My Alcoholic Friend?
From Our Partners
The Fashion Spot
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutThe Other Kids in Jennifer Garner’s Daughter’s Class Have a Laptop, Why Can’t She?
Jen told Today she didn’t know tweens need computers.How Do You Follow a Great Designer?
Bouchra Jarrar’s first collection since taking over from Alber Elbaz at Lanvin.Alyssa Milano on Football, Spinning, and Why She Hates Eating Alone
The mom of two young kids says wellness is a balancing act.The Best Part of Being a Royal Is Getting to Pet Bunnies
Being a royal kid seems like a pretty sweet deal.The Male Model Who Has Appeared on More Romance Novel Covers Than Fabio
Jason Baca talks romance-novel cover modeling and eating a ton of chicken breasts.The Retro Stain Remover I Use on Everything
Don’t mind the smell — that’s how you know it’s working.My Toddler Is Having a Halloween Identity Crisis
She doesn’t want to be someone other than herself.New York Magazine’s ‘Sex Lives’: Can Masturbation Be a Radical Act?
This week’s podcast.Rob Kardashian Had a Childhood Crush on His Sister Kim Kardashian, and Now You Know About It Too
It’s 2016, everybody.We May Never Find Out What Happened Between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The two have reportedly entered into “private negotiations.”
Don't assume it's a health problem.How Yoga Turns You Superhuman or Just Less Freaked Out About Life
It trains the body, mind, and everything in between.10 Books We’re Reading Right Now
Read with us.All the Street Style From Paris Fashion Week
Wide-leg pants, boot game, Karlie Kloss.Can I Ask My Parents to Pay for Grad School Instead of My Wedding?
It would be a much better use of the money!We’re One Step Closer to Getting a Degree in Beyoncé Studies With New Lemonade Class
Get us a new student loan ASAP.Inside a Design Guru’s Enviable London Home
Rita Konig’s flat is one of the reasons you want to sign up for her workshops, starting October 14, here in New York City.25 Famous Women on Overcoming Rejection
Sylvia Plath, Yoko Ono, Misty Copeland, and more women on rising above it all.Young Republicans Love to Dress Like Your Worst Preppy Nightmare
Their favorite brands include Tory Burch, Brooks Brothers, and Walmart.Watch Alexander Wang’s Model Squad Raid a Beverly Hills Mansion
In a new fall 2016 campaign video exclusive.