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January Proust: Tamu Mcpherson

Your symbol of high fashion – A beautifully cut garment

Your favourite fabric – Velvet and leather

Your favourite colour – Navy to midnight blue

The collection you will never forget – So many breathtaking ones, I hate to choose.

The style you most dislike – Gothic punk

Your favourite fashion photographer – Irving Penn

Your favourite model – Linda Evangelista

Your shoe/shoe designer fetish – I always find myself going back to my favorite Manolo Blahniks.

Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish – Altelier VM

Your favourite fashion accessory – Shoes

Your ideal bag – A medium size bag that’s roomy enough for my two new cameras.

The most creative designer – Yves Saint Laurent, Lee Alexander McQueen

The most timeless designer – Coco Chanel

Your favourite designer – Many

Your favourite decade in fashion – I’ll always be a child of the ’70s.

Your contemporary muse or inspiration — My mother-in-law, best friend Sofia and Ursina Gelsi.

Your historical muse or icon – Katherine Hepburn, Bianca Jagger, Pat Cleveland, Lauren Hutton

The “look” you prefer for a man – Either really rough/scruffy or heart-breakingly elegant.

The “look” you prefer for a woman – Self-confidence

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most – Pour it on. Caution to the wind. More is more.

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least – Ill-fitting clothes

What is your present state of mind? Confirmation

Your fashion motto – Smile, it’s your best asset.


Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire


Image courtesy of Candice Lake

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