Mark talks about how he got started in the business and what the experience was like styling Daniel Craig for Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America and the Omega launch.
Daniel Craig wore a lot of James Bond brands for the Entertainment Weekly cover shot. Was this your idea or Daniel’s?
A little bit of both I came to the table with those brands and some outsiders. Ultimately I presented a rack of clothes, 4-5 different options for entertainment weekly. Over time he (Daniel) has developed a comfort level with these brands.
He had suggestions. Turnbull & Asser was something he was very adamant about. He wanted to have a very Savile Row kinda feel.
Dior is a brand he has really come to enjoy as of recently since Kim Jones has been designing for Dior. That was one that we tried.
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How much can you push Daniel Craig?
Some you can push more than others. In general not just Daniel. I won’t let anyone go out looking terrible. It might not be something i envisaged but as long as it looks good and I still feel comfortable putting my name on it. Then I’ll concede.
Sometimes with fittings you won’t have much time, you might get 15 minutes. I tried to push him into another Tom Ford, it was a tobacco colour and it had a bit of sheen to it, but he wasn’t feeling it. I tried my push. But he knows what he likes, and he’s very adamant. If he doesn’t like it he’s not going to do it.
He doesn’t mind new ideas?
Yeah and you know what, he wasn’t too keen on doing Tom Ford to be honest. But the silhouettes I picked were slimmer than the ones he had in the past and I think he was surprised.
Ultimately, what really sold it was I have this great tailor in New York called Wendell and he killed it.