"Saint Laurent, for fashion, [was] the beginning of more chic, rock n’ roll aesthetics, and embracing that. I think [it was] a new level, a big change in fashion, in culture. It took a lot of fucking balls man. Moving the brand to L.A., they criticized him, and then it was still insanely successful... I think I never expected that."
Hosting us at her suite in the Plaza Athénée, Valkiers was more than game to have us rifle through her suitcase, namely, the accessories everyone currently has holding considerable real estate in their imaginary Net-a-Porter shopping cart.