So, How Did Kristen Stewart's Balenciaga Live Chat Go?

10/18/2012 at 06:45 PM ET

Kristen Stewart Balenciaga Show
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Kristen Stewart is no stranger to the camera, but she’s still finding her footing as a spokeswoman.

As the face of Balenciaga fragrance Florabotanica, Stewart sat down with French fashion editor Virginie Mouzat in Los Angeles Thursday to answer fan-submitted questions for a live promotional interview. The inquiries ranged from the straightforward to the strange, and the visibly shy actress tried her best to talk about some rather abstract ideas surrounding the scent.

She explained Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière’s vision of the perfume, which she described as “Alice in Wonderland-y.”

“He imagines a girl sifting through a garden that is really gorgeous and intoxicating, but dangerous,” she said. “She’s picking flowers that could possibly kill her, and taking the beauty out of them.”

When the interview came to a standstill after less than half of the promised 30 minutes, Stewart tried to salvage the session by bringing the discussion back to Ghesquière, whom she praised highly for his artistic vision.

“He’s very conceptual in the way that he makes his stuff, and not to say that he’s the only one, but it’s really rare and it’s really special,” she said.

She signed off soon after, apologizing for not being able to fill the full half-hour.

Considering this was her first major press event since news of her scandal surfaced, it’s hardly a surprise that her interview wasn’t perfectly smooth. When asked if she could say something French, Stewart said no, but that she wanted to learn. She admitted, “I’ve been a little preoccupied.”

 –Julia Haskins


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guest on

She can’t even speak English, how is she going to speak French? She can’t carry an interview without stammering, biting her lip. Good luck with this company having her as a spokes person, she can’t even talk about the product she selling. IMO, they have the wrong person who’s going to buy this perfume from a HOMEWRECKER?

elizabeth on

Dump her Rob

Sally on

Really people he forgave her move on a leave the poor girl alone!!! How many of you have never made a mistake in your life!!!!!!!! And really the jealousy cracks me up because even if he breaks up with her he is not going to magically show up at your door!

megan on

OMG, that was so the interviewer’s fault, so really it was Balenciaga’s business arm as they must have chosen her. Good for Kristen for telling her that the fragrance didn’t smell like an old lady and that French people were dumb for wearing heels on scooters and intimidated people for their fashion sense.

Margaret on

Saw the interview and the interviewer failed big
time the questions were weak and once she ran out
of material she cut the interview short.
It’s obvious Kristen wanted to continue by talking
about Balenciaga fashion and Nicolas, that was
an opportunity the interviewer let slip. Next time
send a pro don’t send an amateur to interview an
awkward star.

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