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From July 2011 through February of this year, LA-based artist Alex Israel held court at the Pacific Design Center's Freeway Studios to produce his unique video series, As It Lays. The project features 30 "televisual portraits of iconic and influential Angelenos," including record producer Quincy Jones, actress Christina Ricci, and famed hairdresser Vidal Sassoon. But this isn't your ordinary celeb Q&A session: Instead of asking his subjects run-of-the-mill questions, Israel takes the left-field approach by reaching for pointless information that surprises even the most seasoned interviewees. The cool part? Everyone plays along.
Today, in collaboration with French cult mag Purple, Israel released his latest As It Lay episode, featuring none other than celebrity stylist turned designer, Rachel Zoe. In the five-minute clip, the artist gets Zoe to reveal the key ingredients to a perfect salad ("Arugula, radicchio, endives, carrots, cucumbers, celery, chickpeas, lentils, feta cheese, tomatoes, beets, asparagus"), if she thinks listening to classical music really makes you smarter ("No"), where she likes to sit in the movie theater ("The middle selection with no one on the left side and my husband on the right"), and if she's more sympathetic to vampires or werewolves ("Vampires, for sure"). See the full episode here.
· As It Lays [Official Site]
· As It Lays: Alex Israel x Rachel Zoe [Purple]
· Shop Rachel Zoe's Fall 2012 Collection on Moda Operandi [Racked]