Isabel Marant: 'You want to look good but you don't want to spend too much time on it. I always go to things that make me feel comfortable. When I open my cupboard I need some clothes: jeans, flat shoes, a sweatshirt, jumper or t-shirt, a good jacket. I don't need some clothes to go to awards or whatever, because it's once a year.'
GIANBATTISTA VALLI: By 2010, Giambattista Valli was becoming the Valentino of his generation. Not in scale—who could compete with the Last Emperor for lavish living?—but in the way the two Italians share a penchant for the jet set, as well as a mutual appreciation for the moneyed and titled women who populate it.
SARAH BURTON: On October 5, 2010, Sarah Burton stepped from relative obscurity onto fashion’s world stage. As the new designer of the Alexander McQueen label, she faced the daunting task of filling her former mentor’s brilliant, if madcap, shoes. McQueen had tragically committed suicide earlier that year, and his successor for months had remained unnamed. Burton, the designer’s right hand for fourteen years was at first reluctant to take up the reins.
Karen Elson, Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey, Stella Tennant, Stella McCartney, and Claudia Schiffer Photographed by Norman Jean Roy
Florence Welch Photographed by Norman Jean Roy
Stella Tenant photographed by Paolo Roversi
Fashion legend Iris Apfel