What do you better understand and appreciate about fashion right now more than ever before?
My fashion style has always been classic, simple and clean. Of course, having such icons as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Jackie Kennedy to grow up admiring, it was a big help influencing my style. I grew up wearing a uniform, so I realized early in life the huge plus in simplicity and consistency. I use this lesson and translate it into the use of linen, silk, wool, and cashmere; they are really all that I wear. I like only solids colors—black, denim, gray, navy, brown, beige, white. If I love something, I usually buy at least two of them, unless it’s a one-of-a-kind piece. The best thing about buying quality classic pieces is they last forever. You just build on your wardrobe from year to year.
Today, fashion has given me the confidence to keep my classic style but with a relaxed twist: mixing all these fabrics, evening wear, diamonds, pearls, T-shirts, leather, denim with cool flats, boots, heals—anything goes if you like it and feel comfortable. It’s a more relaxed and liberating freedom of expression.