Marie-Amélie Sauvé, longtime Balenciaga stylist (and muse) and W’s new senior fashion editor, is as precise as a military sergeant when it comes to her wardrobe. Here, she shares her love of black, her favorite home store in Paris and her yearning for an Italian vacation.
Define your style in three words: Black, sharp, fitted.
Daily uniform: I like to wear a lot of black and quite fitted clothes.
Greatest hits: Balenciaga coat, Azzedine Alaia leather skirt, Balenciaga leather pants.
Preferred footwear: Balenciaga spring/summer 2011 boots, Balenciaga spring/summer 2012 “Éclair” tall boots.
Finishing touches: Balenciaga watch.
Nighttime look: I wear the same from day to night, but I will add a fur coat for night.
Best recent discovery: Tumblr.
Favorite stores: Shoppe: Au Bain Marie, Paris.
Style pet peeve: Shiny stretch.
Style icons: I do not have any.
Last purchase: Housewares from Au Bain Marie for my apartment in Paris.
Lusting after: Jeff Wall painting or Irving Penn “Guedras.”
Favorite haunts: My vacation in Italy every August.