Director’s Cut – Silvia Fendi and Luca Guadagnino and this spring’s most inspired clothing collab.
WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD, SILVIA VENTURINI FENDI (CREATIVE DIRECTOR AT, UM, FENDI) watched a lot of movies, but she didn’t go to the cinema. The cinema came to her. “Every anniversary, every Christmas, every family gathering, we’d screen a movie at home, and I remember my cousins and I waiting impatiently for the man […]
Monsieur Mediocre – Now out in Paperback!
A hilarious, candid account of what life in France is actually like, from a writer for Vanity Fair and GQ. Americans love to love Paris. We buy books about how the French parent, why French women don’t get fat, and how to be Parisian wherever you are. While our work hours increase every year, we […]
Stella McCartney leads the next British Invasion
Most celebrity interviews fit a certain template. They are polite. Guarded. Brief. Perfunctory. Stella McCartney’s having none of that shit. Before I even start recording, she’s snuggled on a banquette, flipping through a lookbook of her latest collection. For the next 45 minutes, we sit and point and laugh and talk while the pages turn. […]
The Risk-Taking, Mood-Making Magic of Haider Ackermann
Born in Colombia, raised in Africa, schooled in Belgium and based in Paris, fashion’s favorite nomad has found a new home as creative director of Berluti. I can’t remember why, but Haider Ackermann and I are talking horses. He’s a big fan of riding, which is odd, considering he’s only been on a horse once. […]
Veronique Nichanian – Hermès’s Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is never who you think he (or she) is. And inside Paris, the emerald city of fashion, behind a curtain in a fitting room, on the third floor above the famed Hermès store on rue Faubourg St. Honoré and rue Boissy d’Anglas, stands a petite brunette with dark bangs who’s been […]