This man needs no introduction. Sass-master, Clarks Summit native, bronze medalist, and celeb Adam Rippon did a private interview with me backstage September 5th at his Reality Check event at Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Wilkes-barre, PA. We cover his views on fashion and his insight on a few other more pedestrian things. Thanks for reading!
Maggie McGregor: What designers do work well with? What [fashion] experiences have you enjoyed? Can you tell us about that?
Adam Rippon: I went to the Oscars and I wore Jeremy Scott.
MM: I loved loved that look and it got mixed reviews, but I love harnesses.
AR: You know what, when I saw it I just thought it was a twist on what a normal tuxedo usually is and usually I think in men’s fashion especially in a tuxedo you can play with the texture of the material or the color and there really isn’t much of a change in the design. I thought it was really cool and I loved it when I saw it on the runway at the 2018 Fashion Week, I think it was, when Jeremy premiered it from Moschino I loved it then. I love Moschino ‘cause it’s fun and quirky and usually it’s pretty bold. I always love Gucci too because it’s really fun. My favorite kind of pieces are classics with a twist, because they kind of work for everybody.
MM: So you wear a lot of gold. Can you tell me about? I noticed in magazines you where the Cartier Love [bracelet]. Was that kind of a post-olympic splurge?
AR: So, I didn’t make the Olympic team 4 years ago, when you make the Olympic team you get a ring, you get an Olympic ring. And I was kind of upset that everybody was going to be getting this ring, like all of my friends who made it, and I was like, “I’m not going to have one,” and it’s not the end of the world, but, I did one competition and with basically all the money that I had I bought this Cartier ring and I told myself it was going to be my motivation. So I used it as my motivation and I had some really good seasons and the year before the Olympics I broke my foot so I was like “Fuck it. I̵