Did you watch the Primetime Emmy Awards last weekend, hoping your favorite show would win? I did. I also got the opportunity to get a glimpse of what goes on backstage when I peeked into the Green Room. Here, mostly out of sight of the cameras, is where the stars go to relax, toss back a few shots and talk smack about what their colleagues are wearing (well, maybe not really, but that's what I'm imagining happens). This year's Green Room was whipped into shape by fashion designer Derek Lam. I mentally put on my most fabulous gown and stopped him on the virtual red carpet for a few seconds to ask him a few questions! First, a little background: Audi, returning for their 2nd year as sponsors of the Primetime Emmy Awards, partnered with fashion designer Derek Lam for an elegant yet restful and relaxing spot. Lam's understated, luxe, yet very relaxed fashion vocabulary is immediately apparent. While it evokes the glamor of Hollywood's Golden Age, its spare lines and minimal furniture reads very modern. It was not only perfect for hanging out in but it made a great backdrop for the glittering gowns and sharp tuxedos that clothed the real stars of the evening (you can see it on "Backstage Live", a behind-the-scenes look at the show that aired on Emmys.com and ABC.com).
Where do you find inspiration?
DL: Travelling the world and reading.
What's playing in your home?
Seeing as we're at the Emmys, what's your guilty tv show?
DL: Not guilty but I love Martha Stewart.
What piece of art would you most like to own?
What's the most most recent thing you've purchased for your home?
DL: A humidifier!
What home besides your own would you most like to live in?
DL: The Villa Necchi in Milan.
What do you like best about your home?
DL: My bed.
My home doesn't feel complete without...
DL: A great kitchen and a bathtub.
Some of the room's details: include a vintage Vladimir Kagan Sofa, Circa 1950 from Habite Decoration; Black Velvet and Solid Rosewood Sofa from Thomas Hayes Gallery; Robsjohn Gibbings Chaise by Saridis from JF Chen; Fabricus & Kastholm 'Scimitar' Chai from JF Chen.