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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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  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.

  3. LOVE IT McQueen is one of my absolute favs too. Great photo cocpnet, great photo eye candy!Thanks so much for your super sweet comment on my blog as well, Magalie, love your blog, means a lot hugs!

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