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Adam Lambert's "Better Than I Know Myself" Style

I sat down with Adam Lambert at the W Hotel in Boston today to talk fashion and get the scoop on the amazing coat he wears in his latest video. He was in town for the Kiss Concert '12 line-up announcement party. Click here for info. on Kiss Concert '12.
D: We see a toned down version of you in your new video for "Better Than I Know Myself". Is that a hint of what's to come for your style in 2012?
A: I don't know. I'm kind of a fly by the seat of my pants kind of guy. I've definitely noticed that I've been more drawn to things I'd wear on the street, more practical wardrobe for my performances now. The last album was very costume and this time it is more fashion forward.
D: What designers do you love right now and want to work with?
A: I love, love, love Gareth Pugh! His stuff is so structured, and angular, and geometric. There's something so retro seventies and club-kid about it but also so futuristic too. I love that fusion.
    • Gareth Pugh is an English fashion designer who lives and works in Paris. He got his start in fashion design at the age of 14! That's when he began designing costumes for the English National Youth Theatre. Click here for his official web-site.
D: Who designed the black fitted coat that you wear in the "Better Than I Know Myself" video?
A: That was Gareth Pugh! I love that jacket. I've gotten a lot of use out of it. I wore it for the photo shoot for that album, the video, and I wore it on stage with Queen at the EMAs. I'm a firm believer in you can wear things more than once. If you really love something you should wear it more than once. Why is that a rule that celebrities can only wear something once?
D: The jewelry in the "Better Than I Know Myself" video was rad. You had some cool necklaces and rings. At one point you were wearing an animal skull around your neck! Who designed it?
A: There was a necklace I was wearing with the sweater look that's actually my boyfriend's. Someone gave it to him at Burning Man. The other necklace I was wearing in the black look was a mink skull.
D: Ray Kay directed "Better Than I Know Myself". What made u choose him? He has a very unique style.
A: He directed my very first video and I really loved the aesthetic of it. I love the way he treats the film, the colors, his composition, cinematography, he has a great eye. It's very artistic, creative, very fashion. I wanted to give the video a distinct look and I knew he could do that.
D: What designers do u have on board for your summer tour with Queen? Where do you see yourself going with your look for this tour?
A: I don't know, I haven't planned it yet but I'm excited about it!

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