the LA-based founder and creative director is referred to as the “king of designer jeans.” this season, the cult label will launch a capsule collection, dubbed Goldsign for J.Crew, inspired by Hollywood pinups like Norma Jeane Baker (aka Marilyn Monroe). we chatted with Goldschmied (a man of few but carefully chosen words) on a recent visit to our offices.
What makes Los Angeles feel like home? My coffee machine.
A place in Los Angeles that reminds you of New York… LAX.
The biggest misconception about Angelenos… That they are much slower paced.
What’s your favorite thing about being a denim designer? No boundaries.
Truthfully, how many pairs of jeans do you own? Four.
What makes for a great-fitting jean? The number of hours you work on it.
Definition of a stylish guy… Ernest Hemingway.
The woman who wore denim best… Norma Jeane Baker.
Your most prized possession… My pen.
Shop the Goldsign for J.Crew collaboration, which includes two jean styles and a skirt, in stores now and online at jcrew.com starting on February 27th.