Last week, Stephen Colbert celebrated his new book “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t” at the Brooks Brothers‘ flagship on Madison Avenue. The comedian was obviously outfitted by the brand, but as it turns out, he’s actually been wearing Brooks Brothers on his show since 2006.
But that may be the only connection he has to the fashion world. As an avid wearer of blue blazers and khakis, he confessed to WWD:
“I’ve never put the time and cash into wearing anything particularly fashionable, but I can appreciate it. My wife likes it, and I can appreciate high, or what I might call impractical, fashion, in an almost sculptural sense — as something that is aesthetically pleasing or just visually shocking.”
That might also explain his mispronouncitation of “Monique Lhuillier” (though we still do it ourselves), and his answer to Raf Simons and Hedi Slimane‘s debuts for Dior and Saint Laurent, respectively:
WWD: “So while most of America is now focused on Obama versus Romney, the big showdown in fashion this season was the debut of Raf Simons at Dior versus the debut of Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent. Are you more team Dior or team YSL?”
SC: “All of that was like Greek to me. Umm…I’ll go with YSL, because I’m a fan of initials.”
SC: “She was great! We’re supposed to go on a date together. Where were we supposed to go, Cheesecake Factory?”
WWD: “I think you guys said Long John Silver’s, to lose yourselves in battered shrimp.”
SC: [Laughs] “That’s exactly right. We haven’t gone yet, but I still hope.”
Are you listening, Anna?