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Who’s Who

A toast to just a few of the fabulous folks from yesterday, today, and tomorrow who make up W’s stylish universe.

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  • Who’s Who - Giancarlo Giammetti
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  • Who’s Who - Margherita Missoni
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  • Who’s Who - Frédéric Fekkai
  • Who’s Who - Elizabeth Peyton
  • Who’s Who - Chuck Close, Alek Wek
  • Who’s Who - Amy Sacco
  • Who’s Who - Tomas Maier
  • Who’s Who - Alberta Ferretti
  • Who’s Who - Elizabeth Von Guttman
  • Who’s Who - Carine Roitfeld
  • Who’s Who - Christy Turlington
  • Who’s Who - Farida Khelfa
  • Who’s Who - Joséphine de la Baume
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  1. 1/23

    “I started going to Chanel shows shortly after I was married—so we’re talking a long time! I met Mademoiselle early on. She said, ‘Oh, you’re the young lady from Texas.’ ” Lynn Wyatt, Houston socialite and philanthropist; “I think there’s something sexy about being a little off.” Marc Jacobs, Designer; “When did models get replaced by actresses? Who let the genie out of the bottle?” Iman, Model.

    November 2012

  2. 2/23

    Giorgio Armani, Designer; Victoria Beckham, Designer; Donatella Versace, Designer; Allegra Versace, Donatella’s daughter.

    November 2012

  3. 3/23

    Renzo Rosso, Founder of Diesel and president of the fashion conglomerate OTB; Alexander Wang, Designer; “On average, it takes me about three months to finish a painting. Some miracles happen in three days. Other works sit in the corner of my studio for years.” Cecily Brown, Artist; Gabriele Colangelo, Designer; Alexia Niedzielski, Magazine editor; Jeanine Lobell, Makeup artist and creator of Stila Cosmetics; Marian Goodman, Gallery owner; David Adjaye, Architect.

    November 2012

  4. 4/23

    “I’m a minimalist. I’d rather have wrinkles than look silly.” Patricia Wexler, Cosmetic dermatologist; Marco de Vincenzo, Designer; Olympia Scarry, Artist; Camille Miceli, Creative director of Dior’s costume jewelry; Yves Carcelle, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton Malletier; Mathilde Agostinelli, PR director of Prada; Ivana Trump, Businesswoman; Ivanka Trump, Ivana’s daughter and jewelry designer; “My partner said to me, ‘You want to lose weight? Try shutting your mouth.’ ” Dennis Basso, Designer.

    November 2012

  5. 5/23

    Karl Lagerfeld, Designer; Sébastien Jondeau, Bodyguard; “I’m sort of like the fat kid who plays sports. You’d never know by looking at me, but I’m really into fashion.” Rob Pruitt, Artist; Pharrell Williams, Musician.

    November 2012

  6. 6/23

     Giancarlo Giammetti, Honorary president of Valentino; Valentino Garavani, Designer; Sofia Coppola, Filmmaker; “I would hope my contribution to fashion would be that I helped spread American culture through the world in a very preppy, humorous way.” Tommy Hilfiger, Designer.

    November 2012

  7. 7/23

    Francesco Vezzoli, Artist; Andrea Dellal, Model and socialite; “My favorite hairstyle over the years was the permed disco ’do with a side ponytail. Those were my high school years, and the girls used to dress like they were going to Studio 54.” Orlando Pita, Hairstylist; Clémence Poésy, Actress; Reed Krakoff, Designer; Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1; Kate Mulleav, Codesigner (along with sister Laura) of Rodarte.

    November 2012

  8. 8/23

    Prabal Gurung, Designer; Elaine Irwin, Model; Aaron Young, Artist; Laure Heriard Dubreuil, CEO and cofounder of the Webster; Nina Griscom, Socialite; Olympia Le-Tan, Designer; Shala Monroque, It girl; “People kept telling me I should model. I didn’t even know what it was. I had to ask my mom.” Bridget Hall, Model.

    November 2012

  9. 9/23

    “That’s my job, to push and push. Even if 98 percent of people don’t understand what you’ve done this season, maybe they will next season.” Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative director of Balenciaga; “I’ve never made a dress that’s super-100-percent feminine. You always have a twist, something that’s masculine.” Riccardo Tisci, Creative director of Givenchy; Margherita Missoni, Face of Missoni.

    November 2012

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  11. 11/23

    Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, New Dolce & Gabbana model;  Giambattista Valli, Designer; “We’re all in search of something. My search is for beauty.” Haider Ackermann, Designer;  Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Silvia’s daughter and jewelry designer; Silvia Venturini Fendi, Creative director of Fendi accessories.

    November 2012

  12. 12/23

    Frédéric Fekkai, Hairstylist; Aerin Lauder, Cosmetics executive and founder of Aerin; “I’m working on a men’s ­collection. I only have two pairs of shoes, and it would be nice to have some more.” Nicholas Kirkwood, Footwear designer; Anja Rubik, Model; Jay McInerney, Author; Candace Bushnell, Author; “My philosophy in life: When a door opens, you go in dancing.” China Machado, Model; Tony Shafrazi, Gallery owner.

    November 2012

  13. 13/23

    Felix, Elizabeth Peyton’s awesome pup; “I’ve never been painted— I wonder what that’s like.” Elizabeth Peyton,  Artist; Suzy Menkes, Fashion reporter for the International Herald Tribune; Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo; Consuelo Castiglioni, Founder and creative director of Marni; Yvonne Force Villareal, Curator and cofounder of Art Production Fund; Sarah Lerfel, Co-owner of Colette; Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Owners of Opening Ceremony and creative directors of Kenzo.

    November 2012

  14. 14/23

    “In the beginning of my career, people would say, ‘Oh, she’s so bizarre.’ I think I’m the most normal chick. I could show you cuckoo.” Alek Wek, Model; “I drew my first nude at 8 years old. My father wanted to get me into fine arts and hired the model. She was also a hooker. Don’t ask how he knew her.” Chuck Close, Artist; Peter Dundas, Creative director of Pucci.

    November 2012

  15. 15/23

    Ian Schrager, Hotelier; “Even after all these years in the art world, I still have the feeling of being an alien.” Maurizio Cattelan, Artist; Karolina Kurkova, Model; Inès de la Fressange, Model, muse, and ambassador of Roger Vivier; Bruno Frisoni, Footwear designer and creative director of Roger Vivier; J.W. Anderson, Designer; “My favorite night ever was the party Armani threw at Bungalow 8 after the Met Ball in 2008. We had the Beckhams, the Cruises, the Kidman-Urbans…It was George Clooney’s birthday, and I had a real fireman come to put out the candles on his cake.” Amy Sacco, Nightlife queen; Anthony Vaccarello, Designer.

    November 2012

  16. 16/23

    Tomas Maier, Creative director of Bottega Veneta; Carolina Herrera, Designer; Olivier Rousteing, Creative director of Balmain; Donna Karan, Designer.

    November 2012

  17. 17/23

    “In the beginning of my career, my intention was to show my art through a dress. And then I thought, I could also meet beautiful models!” Roberto Cavalli, Designer; Frida Giannini, Creative director of Gucci; Stephen Jones, Milliner; Alberta Ferretti, Designer.

    November 2012

  18. 18/23

    Elizabeth Von Guttman, Magazine editor; André Balazs, Hotelier; François Nars, Makeup artist and founder and creative director of Nars Cosmetics; Michel Gaubert, Sound designer; “I went out with Andy Warhol all the time in the eighties. We’d go to Le Cirque, and you’d see those women in power suits with padded shoulders and hard colors. I never fit in, no matter what I wore.” Tama Janowitz, Author; Arnold Scaasi, Designer; Marco Zanini, Creative director of Rochas; Miki Zanini, Stylist and Marco’s sister.

    November 2012

  19. 19/23

    “When you get to a certain age, you gotta go gangster.” Oribe, Hairstylist; “One of my biggest pet peeves is well-dressed designers. If you spend that much time thinking about your own clothes, you’re not spending enough time thinking about what you’re designing.” Joseph Altuzarra, Designer; Victoire de Castellane, Designer of Dior Fine Jewelry; Lou Doillon, Actress and musician; Sean and Anthony Souza, Carlos’s sons and DJs; “My sons tell me I’m an IDM (intelligent dance music), deep-house, and tech-house type of guy.” Carlos Souza, Vice president of PR for Valentino; Jean Paul Gaultier, Designer; “I don’t create clothes, but I definitely know how to make them come alive.” Carine Roitfeld, Fashion editor.

    November 2012

  20. 20/23

    Christy Turlington, Model and humanitarian; Alber Elbaz, Creative director of Lanvin; Michael Kors, Designer.

    November 2012

  21. 21/23

    Farida Khelfa, Model and brand ambassador for Schiaparelli; Francisco Costa, Creative director of Calvin Klein; Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, Creative directors of Valentino.

    November 2012

  22. 22/23

    Joséphine de la Baume, Singer and actress; “Funnily enough, I acted in several films in my 20s. Indie, experimental, gay liberation… I hated it.” Christian Louboutin, Footwear designer; Claire Courtin-Clarins, Skincare heiress; Poppy Delevingne, Model; Olivier Theyskens, Artistic director of Theory; “I was spotted by Richard Avedon on a go-see at Pier 59 in New York. He said he followed my nose from across the room.” Erin O’Connor, Model; Jaime Bochert, Model; James Goldstein, Fashion and basketball superfan; Christopher Kane, Designer.

    November 2012

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