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January Proust: Mary Katrantzou


You favourite fabric – The ones we create! I loved the Swarovski crystal mesh we printed in obsolete banknote patterns for SS13 and the badge guipure lace of AW14.

Your favourite colour – I’m a colourist, so it’s always about the balance, less about the isolated colour.

The collection you will never forget – AW09 – The perfume bottle collection. Shalimar dress was the opening look to my first show and is still one of my favourite pieces.

The style you most dislike –

Your favourite fashion photographer – Steven Meisel, Jürgen Teller, Inez and Vinoodh

Your favourite model – Kirsten Owen

Your shoe/shoe designer fetish – Miu Miu everything

Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish – All girls and all great: Delfina Delettrez, Sabine G , Noor Fares and Eugenie Niarchos.

Your favourite fashion accessory – Prada Earrings

Your ideal bag – Hermès

The most creative designer – Pierre Cardin

The most timeless designer – Azzedine Alaïa

Your favourite designer – Miuccia Prada

Your favourite decade in fashion – 90s

Your historical muse or icon – Hedy Lamarr

The “look” you prefer for a man — Polished

The “look” you prefer for a woman – Confident

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most – More is more!

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least – Ill fitted clothes

What is your present state of mind? Expressive

Your fashion motto – Greatness is never achieved within your comfort zone!


Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire


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