If being in the fashion world makes you feel a little weird, then you’d think being married to one of the fashion world’s biggest superstars would be something to avoid. But Jamie Hince, drummer for The Kills, did exactly that when he married supermodel Kate Moss last July. And now he just feels awkward.
But good awkward! Hince told British GQ that fashion has always been a part of his life, ever since he was a young kid dreaming about becoming a rock star. But that doesn’t mean he’s not still a little weirded out by all of the attention fashion people lavish on him — even if it’s people he genuinely likes. (We can only imagine how uncomfortable that Vogue shoot he did with his wife must have been.
GQ.com: When did you become interested in fashion?
Jamie Hince: When I was a kid … I remember buying the Cramps and the Buzzcocks and little obscure bands like Skeletal Family. I’d come back with a record or two with crazy-looking artwork or amazing looking bands. I think that’s why fashion is in my psyche, although obviously Fashion Week is a far cry from that. We were at New York Fashion Week because we happened to be in New York and we were invited to play at a Marc Jacobs party. A party’s a party, isn’t it? And I like Marc Jacobs. He came to my wedding.
Well it would be rude not to then, wouldn’t it?
You can tell I’m a bit awkward about it. I feel a bit uncomfortable about where the whole fashion and music thing came from, really. Sometimes I feel like: “What am I doing here?”
“This is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife!”
Exactly! What am I doing sitting on the front row of a Stella McCartney show? [Laughs] She is my friend, and her dad was in the Beatles.
Yes he was. But if that’s the only way he can get comfortable sitting front row at a show, he’s got a long and winding road ahead of him.