J. Alexander blasts models for being ‘afraid of the walk’

J. Alexander blasts models for being ‘afraid of the walk’

Don’t droop; strut! That’s what legendary runway coach and actuality present star J. Alexander thinks when he sees as we speak’s ho-hum models trudging down the catwalk.

“The [new] women are afraid of the stroll, they’re afraid of the clothes, they’re afraid of the sneakers,” the 6-foot-5 former mannequin instructed The Put up after the Midday by Noor present at New York Vogue Week, which was attended by Lea Michele and Camilla Belle. “Not all tall and fairly could be a mannequin. Tall and fairly wants character and character. That is what the women are missing.”

“Youthful individuals need extra simplicity, however generally a very good garment wants a extremely good exaggerated stroll,” says Alexander, often known as Miss J. “I miss it!”

The way in which he sees it, Instagram tradition is draining the chutzpah from the catwalk.

“It’s as a result of we’ve social media telling you that it’s OK,” says the former “America’s Subsequent Prime Mannequin” decide. “Social media is permitting you to be a star with out having to place the work into it.”

Talking of stars, J. will likely be the topic of an upcoming documentary from a crew of Swedish producers.

“They’ve been chasing me for two years,” says the vogue skilled, who has taught everybody from Nadja Auermann to Naomi Campbell tips on how to sashay with confidence. “It’s about my journey from the South Bronx to Paris. I believe what I need to do is go to each deal with the place I’ve ever lived and share a narrative from that deal with. The analysis is cra-a-zy.”


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