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...

“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!”


“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.”


“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!”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”