It took all of my restraint not to propose to New York Fashion Week’s realest attendee, Amy Schumer when I spotted her in the front row of Christian Siriano in a white dress. For the record, even though she makes fun of herself for being a hot mess, she’s really quite babe-alicious up close. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the time to profess my undying love, because I knew she’d give Styleite some smart and spicy answers in an interview. That’s why Amy Schumer is to comedy what acid is to people at Burning Man — she provides a dose of eye-opening clarity, and she told us she wants to make you think and question stuff.
She just wrapped Train Wreck. She wrote it, Judd Apatow directed it, and it’s her debut starring role alongside people like Jon Glaser and Method Man. She showed up for Christian Siriano because she appreciates how he makes clothes for real grown-ass women who can’t fit their bodies into a stocking. She told us about how she got drunk and struck out at the U.S. Open, the not-cool outfit she wore yesterday, and why she takes being a role model seriously.
So you did a satire of drunk Chopped, the Food Network competition, on your show.
What would drunk Project Runway look like?
(Laughs.) Oh, probably like just how I dress in my everyday life.
What’s the shittiest thing you’ve worn recently?
Recently! (Laughs.) I would say, yesterday. I wore a t-shirt dress and black shoes that were made by a tennis player. Yeah, I’m pretty sure it was flats and a t-shirt dress ON STAGE. But on a Friday night. Not…not cool. I really like to be comfortable, which is the reason I love Christian’s stuff because he makes it wearable. He designs for real women of all shapes.
Did you get to make out with the tennis player who made your shoes as a publicity stunt?
(Laughs.) I tried. I don’t think I could. I got drunk at the U.S. Open, but nobody would make out with me. Maybe next year!
They need better taste.
What are you working on lately?
I just wrapped a movie that Judd Apatow directed that I starred in, Train Wreck, and I’ve been touring, doing stand-up all the time.
You realize even though you joke about being a train wreck, you’re really beautiful right?
Thank you! I really appreciate like that. Like every other girl, some days, I feel really beautiful, and other days, I feel awful so…I don’t think anybody graduates without that.
Are you going to try to make eyes at any of the models as a joke?
I wish. I don’t think so. I think that when they’re looking at me, they just see a stage.
You’re a role model for girls. How does that affect your life?
I just take it seriously, and I know that I am a voice. I’m really proud of that, and I don’t ignore that fact.
You had those assholes critique your show in that focus group as a joke, but do you worry about how things are received or getting heckled?
Yeah! I just want people to think and question things…I don’t have a specific reaction in mind, but I do think about that.
Clothes-wise, are you looking for anything in particular today?
Not really. I got to see the collection yesterday, and I’m just really happy to be here.
The front row’s pretty major. What would little Amy say about you being up here for fashion week?
She’d be like, ‘Get it, bitch!’
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