Ilaria Venturini Fendi, like an alchemist, is an exquisite transformer and an educated redeemer of contemporary detritus. She redeems the innumerable objects of our consumerist culture and in the process transforms them with such care and wit into elegant items.
I’ve seen how the industry works and been able to watch it grow. In recent years, more African fashion magazines and blogs have sprouted up, and fashion weeks flourished. The interest in African fashion just keeps getting bigger and it’s crossing over now, so it seemed to me it was time for a definitive book on the subject.
Valerie Steele hardly needs introduction. The Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of technology (MFIT), I’d last interviewed the prolific, doyenne of fashion in 1999.
Fashion by its very nature is exclusive, but I try to make my collections as inclusive as possible. Nevertheless, my hat's ultimate and simple purpose is to make people look and feel good and enable them to be the person they want to be.
It’s only rock & roll, but Todd Lynn likes it. He grew up on a diet of 1980s MTV and has styled artists including Mick Jagger, Bono, Mark Almond and Courtney Love.
I dress women who are bored of the rest and need some electric voltage in their life.
“Please sir. You can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and my watch, but don’t take my Manolos Blahniks,” she pleaded. Pathos aside, the scene is testament to the gravitas attributed to Mr. Blahnik’s shoes.
In the 1980s, Diane was a relatively successful fashion designer in New York before becoming a fashion journalist and relocating to Paris. A doyenne of fashion, she is best known for her popular fashion blog, A Shaded View on Fashion.
Jacques Deray’s 1969 film La Piscine (The Swimming Pool) is probably on the favorite list of many passionate cinema, fashion and style fans. Starring Alain Delon and Romy Schneider, the film recounts the vicissitudes of Jean-Paul and Marianne, two lovers who spend their holidays in a villa with a swimming pool near Saint-Tropez.