After graduating from Ballard High School, Saba Gray moved to New York City, becoming first a nanny and later an intern for a Vogue fashion photographer. Currently a fashion intern with Runway Passport, Gray has been able to style photo shoots and establish herself as a 19-year-old stylist, looking to make an impact on the elite fashion world.
What is your fashion view?
Everyone should be able to wear whatever you want to wear. I donâ€™t think anyone has the right to tell someone what theyâ€™re wearing is wrong. â€¦ At the same time, I donâ€™t want to be judged because I look like Iâ€™m wearing a smock, you know what I mean?
How would you describe your style?
What are your favorite pieces?
I really like choker necklaces and very armored jewelry. You can put it on with any outfit. And Iâ€™m really into headpieces right now. I have one thatâ€™s metal change, really tiny, very delicate-looking, and in the front it has little silver dangling (pieces).
Where do you like to shop?
Generally, I always thrift-store shop. â€¦ In New York, (I shop in) lots of random artist and flea markets â€“ thereâ€™s loads of those â€“ and pop-up shops. Theyâ€™re just cool to go to. And to shop in Louisville? Acorn Apparel.
Who is your fashion icon and why?
I am very influenced by Edie Segdwick and Comme des GarÃ§ons. Comme des GarÃ§ons â€“ itâ€™s a fashion house â€“ their clothing is art. Itâ€™s like wearing sculptures, which is so outrageous. â€¦ They make impeccable clothing that you can wear, and itâ€™s still like wearing art (because of) the fine details.
Eventually, where would you like to see your career in fashion take you?
Iâ€™d like to be an editor of a magazine like (American Vogue Editor-in-Chief) Anna Wintour. â€¦ I want to be in control of something, and I think I can do it. â€¦ Iâ€™d like to make fashion as weird as it could get. When I went to (New York) Fashion Week last year, a lot of the women were just wearing (the same outfit): skinny jeans, stilettos and fur vests â€“ a good 80 percent!