I have always been a slave to fashion. I collected clothes from a young age and spent years working for some of the world’s most illustrious fashion houses. I have amassed a sizeable collection—my wardrobes and storage spaces were bursting until they underwent a recent edit where I gave away or sold numerous pieces. In the process, I rediscovered clothing and accessories that have special meaning to me, and also found many brand new pieces that I haven’t got around to wearing yet. Here are some of the most precious pieces from my wardrobe that I love, have sentimental value, I’ve yet to even wear, or that I will keep forever.
I’ll never shed this
When I worked at Dior between 2000 and 2008, I became quite friendly with John Galliano—then creative director of womenswear. After one of his Paris Fashion Week shows in the early 2000s, I was told to go to the boutique the next day because John had selected something special for me. I went to the boutique and out came this incredible, one-of-a-kind python trench coat. It’s a wonderful thing that I will definitely keep forever because it reminds me of John and it really makes a statement. I’ve worn it maybe three times—the last time was on a second date with someone (I won’t name names) and I did it as a test. If this person could fully accept me wearing this python coat then we’d be off to a good start. It went well. Why waste time? We’re all busy people!