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August Proust: Diana D’Arenberg

Your symbol of high fashion — Individuality

You favourite fabric —  silk, lace and velvet, black leather, chain mail

Your favourite colour — Black. And occasionally red.

The collection you will never forget –Alexander McQueen A/W 2009 and A/W 2010, Chanel Paris/Shanghai collection, Givenchy Couture A/W 2010/11, Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2010

The style you most dislike — Tracksuit pants in public.

Your favourite fashion photographer — Ellen von Unwerth, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Mert and Marcus, Guy Bourdin

Your favourite model — Erin O’Connor, Freja Beha, Daria

Your shoe/shoe designer fetish — Christian Louboutin, riding boots

Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish — Delfina Delletrez, Shaun Leane and Jessica McCormack

Your favourite fashion accessory – Black ribbon choker or  twilly, leather bracelets, very, very high heeled shoes and a hat.

Your ideal bag – My overly-used  black Birkin. Fits everything I need for work and more and elegant enough to go from day to evening.

The most creative designer – Alexander McQueen

The most timeless designer — Yves Saint Laurent

Your favourite designer –Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, JPG for Hermes

Your favourite decade in fashion — 1920s and 1930s

Your contemporary muse or inspiration —  Carine Roitfeld, Leonor Scherrer, Amanda Harlech, Daphne Guinness

Your historical muse or icon – Marchesa Luisa Casati, Oscar Wilde, Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich

The “look” you prefer for a man — A splendidly cut suit with a silk pocket square, cufflinks (always!), a lovely subtle scent. And a devilish smile!!

The “look” you prefer for a woman – Individuality and confidence, no matter what she’s wearing. And a pair of beautiful heels!

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most — bondage wear in public

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least — Head-to-toe overt designer wear with lots of logos and a snobby attitude. Crass crass crass!!!

What is your present state of mind? Frantic! Running late for work because I’m doing this!!!!!!

Your fashion motto – Fashions fade, style is eternal

Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire

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2 Comments

  1. Belinda Quantock says

    Oh Dije, you are a timeless piece of endless merriment and stylish heels. I would love to see you in a Valentino gown.

  2. caleb says

    I like you photo too you are nice.

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