One Sentence or Less

Gareth Pugh, Designer

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
Had a cigarette.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Go to bed.

What is your idea of bliss?
Guilt-free time off, lying on a beach in Mexico with my boyfriend.

What is your idea of misery?
Tax bills.

What is the strangest article of clothing in your closet?
A suit—very odd indeed.

What is your proudest moment?
Perhaps not my proudest, but perhaps my moment of clarity. My parents and my brother meeting Kylie at my after-party. I was like my two worlds colliding.

What is your greatest regret?
Je ne regrette rien.

What catchphrase do you use the most?
Why don’t I shove a broom up my arse and I’ll do the floor while I’m at it.

What is your best personality trait?

What is your worst personality trait?

What is the most inspiring place you’ve visited?
Hong Kong.

What is your most triumphant fashion moment?
When my light coat from my second show at London Fashion Week turned on and worked, and didn’t electrocute Casey Spooner, who was modelling it. He had to sign a death waiver before the show for the company who made it. That was a stressful show!

What do you do when you’re creatively blocked?

What is the most attractive quality in a person?

What makes you feel the most alive?

What is your best talent, after your work?
Making a proper chicken Sunday dinner. I haven’t done that in a while.

What would you ask for if you were granted one wish?
One? That’s hard. It would have to be a toss-up between being able to fly, to be invisible at will, or to be able to stop time.

What was the last thing that made you laugh uncontrollably?
My friend remembering the exact point from the night before when everything started to go downhill. She stood up and declared, “I love my mother.” I guess you had to be there.

What is your greatest fear?
Deep water.

What has been your greatest loss?
My last tax bill.

Who was your favourite cartoon character as a child?
Tom or Jerry, I can’t decide.

What is your most treasured possession?
My grandma’s wedding ring. It never comes off my finger.

If you could erase one memory, what would it be?
There are so many.

If you could change your life in one way, what would it be?
I’d spend more time with my friends and family.