I keep interested in what I’m wearing is vital.” In that sense, having her own brand to live up to, while occasionally a pressure, has its pluses. “It definitely keeps me from becoming a total slob,” she muses. “I get a lot of useful feedback, and it makes me think of other things I’d like to wear that I haven’t designed yet. Wearing my own stuff helps me not hide. I’ve learnt after a lifetime of loving clothes, and half a lifetime of making a living out of loving clothes (yep, still covering the shows, no sign of hobbling), it’s that as the decades unfurl, we need those little shots of self-affirming gorgeousness more than ever.
Being well-dressed is a discipline. It’s a talent. It’s a lifelong learning curve – and it can’t be done without an injection of fashion. And yes, I do know that “a uniform” is the holy grail of modern style. It says you know who you are, what you want to project, and that you’ve managed to reduce it all to a single navy/latex/whatever exclamation mark. But uniforms can adapt: see Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, Emmanuelle Alt, Miuccia Prada, Caroline de Maigret, and Inès de la Fressange, who all constantly recalibrate their stylistic affiliations while staying true to their essence. Static style, on the other hand, is the sartorial equivalent of having your face Botoxed and filled until it’s an unmovable mask of fear.
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