FASHION

Hang Time

For W’s glamorous globe-trotter, it’s a fab, fab world.


“While working in Brooklyn with the photographer Paola Kudacki, I kept noticing this gigantic hanger on a wall of the studio. When we were done, I did a mini gymnastics performance, and Paola took a photo. It was like fashion trapeze— and I was the ultimate clothes hanger!”
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“While working in Brooklyn with the photographer Paola Kudacki, I kept noticing this gigantic hanger on a wall of the studio. When we were done, I did a mini gymnastics performance, and Paola took a photo. It was like fashion trapeze— and I was the ultimate clothes hanger!”

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“How cute is this model, Maria Borges? We were taking a break from a shoot, and I had her throw on this Saint Laurent dress covered in red lips. Suddenly, she started making all these playful expressions. I think she looks like a cross between a doll and a Pop art painting.”

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“During Paris Fashion Week, I only had one proper meal, with Shala Monroque and Peter and Harry Brant at Café de Flore. We had blinis and salmon caviar and Bloody Marys—the French version of brunch!”

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“My assistant, Solange, knows I love Tracey Emin. Since I can’t afford one of her pieces just yet, Solange had this neon sign made for me for my birthday. We always refer to my office as a cave. I think I’ll mount it on top of my fireplace.”

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“I found three tropical-themed brooches from the ’60s in New York at the vintage store the Garage. I was trying to figure out how to wear them and doodled a white shirt as the perfect backdrop.”

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“I’ve always treasured my copy of Coquillages et Rocailles—a book about shells, by Patrick Mauriès. One day in Paris I walked past the interior designer Thomas Boog’s store and saw this shell mask, which is on the cover of the book! I discovered that Boog is known for these crazy compositions—now I’m one of his biggest fans.”

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“There were so many art references in the spring 2014 collections. This coat by Phoebe Philo for Céline totally reminded me of a Kenneth Noland painting.”