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