Magazine article Newsweek

The Fashion Policeman

Magazine article Newsweek

The Fashion Policeman

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Byline: Marc Peyser

Carson Kressley is fabulous. No, really, it's part of his job description. As one of the five gay men on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," Kressley cruises the airwaves making over hetero fashion victims in his own image. He talked to NEWSWEEK's Marc Peyser about men, clothes and life as TV's latest It boy.

Could you hold on while I turn on the tape recorder?

It's just like phone sex--the whole recorder and everything. I feel like Linda Tripp, only much cuter.

Is there one fashion faux pas straight men make most?

The worst faux pas anyone can commit--gay, straight, whatever--is not being yourself.

C'mon. That's it?

I remember when I was little, I so wanted to be an interior designer or a fashion designer, and it didn't seem like an option because it was too gay, too out there. I finally just followed my dream. But I wasted a lot of years. I'm no spring chicken. …

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