Last week I was invited to spend some time with Robert Rodriguez before his Spring 2011 presentation at Neiman Marucs and I fell in love. We spent half an hour in a dressing room laughing about fashion and Robert was not shy to poke a little fun at my interviewing skills.  The outtakes are hilarious.

Robert’s family immigrated from Cuba to the states when he was a boy. He worked in his mother’s factory, declined her suggestion that he become a doctor, matriculated at FIT in New York and got his first job out of college at Christian Dior. When I asked if he had worked anywhere else, he replied, “what else is there?”

Watch this interview to get a glimpse of his adorably spirited humor and see what inspired him to bring that ’70s glamour back to the runway.

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