November Proust: Vivian Ho

Your symbol of high fashion — Discreet taste and elegance

You favourite fabric — Shearling…light, warm, soft and luxe to sink into during winter. Bliss.

Your favourite colour — Black, taupe, charcoal grey

The collection you will never forget –McQueen, Tom Ford for Gucci – those hipster pants and the horsebit buckle, the tailoring

The style you most dislike — Juicy Couture paired with a Birkin and loads of bling … please, no.

Your favourite fashion photographer — Helmut Newton

Your favourite model — Raquel Zimmerman

Your shoe/shoe designer fetish — Still faithful to Manolo Blahnik

Your jewel/jewelry designer fetish — Anything that twinkles and winks at me

Your favourite fashion accessory – A gold bangle… My fingers feel bare without some rings on everyday… And my husband on my arm.

Your ideal bag – Not too much hardware so it doesn’t break my back when I carry it ..the Tod’s D bag in taupe is ideal

The most creative designer – Alexander McQueen

The most timeless designer — Oscar de la Renta

Your favourite designer –Alexander McQueen, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Tom Ford for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Antonio Beradi

Your favourite decade in fashion — Twenties, Forties, Fifties … so much more romantic back then

Your contemporary muse or inspiration — Leigh Lezark, Diane Kruger, my mother

Your historical muse or icon — Grace Kelly, Jackie O

The “look” you prefer for a man — Everything fitted to perfection….  Slim italian suits, white pocket squares, slim brown shoes, fitted white shirt, plus not afraid to add a dash of flamboyant colour. A well cut tux always works as well.

The “look” you prefer for a woman – Individuality, mix and match.. no head to toe matching

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate most — Lingerie as outerwear

The fashion faux pas you can tolerate least — Logomania… Also wearing head to toe ensemble from one brand….

What is your present state of mind? Guilty- I should be working, not filling out this questionnaire

Your fashion motto — Wear whatever makes oneself happy

Questions taken from Assouline’s The Fashion Questionnaire

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