Your symbol of high fashion – Looking chic without any trace of affectation. Not even ironic affectation.
Your favourite fabric – Italian cashmere.
Your favourite colour – The colors in my closet – grey, brown, navy and orange
The collection you will never forget – Burberry Prorsum Spring 2006. To this day I still covet every look
The style you most dislike – Androgyny on Asian boys
Your favourite fashion photographer – All time: Irving Penn and Melvin Sokolsky. Living: Patrick Demarchelier.
Your favourite model – Christy Turlington. She got me interested in fashion.
Your shoe/shoe designer fetish – Max Verre, he designs Tom Ford shoes and has his own line too. I also have a lot YSL shoes.
Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish – Verdura and vintage Cartier.
Your favourite fashion accessory – Well-polished shoes and a handsome, discreet watch like Cartier’s Ballon Bleu
Your ideal bag – Inexpensive, roomy and sturdy like an LL Bean tote
The most creative designer – Yves Saint Laurent, always and forever.
The most timeless designer — Halston
Your favourite designer – I’m currently obsessed with Simon Spurr.
Your favourite decade in fashion – 90s because of the minimalism. Everyone looked so well put together.
Your contemporary muse or inspiration – Man: Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey in White Collar. He’s the perfect combination of classic elegance and modernity. Woman: Olivia Palermo because she always looks impossibly chic in a young uptown way.
Your historical muse or icon – Steve McQueen forever.
The “look” you prefer for a man – Clean, polished, sophisticated with a dash of elegance
The “look” you prefer for a woman – Clean, polished, sophisticated with a dash of glamour
The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most – Being fashionably late. Late is late but I’d forgive if it is within the 15-minute grace period.
The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least – Tranny platforms and track suits.
What is your present state of mind? – Dreaming of my spring purchase
Your fashion motto — To look clean, polished and sophisticated at all times.
Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire