A Chat with Billy Reid

Billy Reid

Gabe Alonso

Independent fashion designer Billy Reid offers up a wonderfully charming interview that provides insight into not only the fashion industry, but displays a humbleness that's pretty rare in the business. From James Bond to Alabama, this piece covers just about anything people drinking a good beer might talk about who are sincerely interested in clothes.

When we launched Gilt MANual in September 2010, I decided to kick things off with a conversation on style with a menswear man of the moment, someone talented, thoughtful, and getting lots of buzz. In 2010, that meant Billy Reid, who’d just been named GQ’s Best New Designer of the Year. Two and a half years later, as we enter a new chapter for Gilt MANual, Mr. Reid happens just as talented, thougtful, and buzzed about as he was then, so it made sense to revisit our conversation following some further success, including a Menswear Designer of the Year trophy from the CFDA. Read More

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