In just a few weeks this building will play host to Louis Vuitton’s exhibition of that very collection, for which Joyce is designing the scenography. But you wouldn’t know it today. Before our cover shoot, the Central Magistracy was empty, the wooden floorboards and white walls awaiting Joyce’s magical, transformative touch.
The renowned interior designer has an appreciation for luxury fashion, with a penchant for outfits with avant-garde silhouettes and clean, architectural lines. But Joyce prefers to work behind the scenes, which means you’ll often find her in her uniform of a crisp shirt and trousers. Heels? Don’t even think about it.
Today she is wearing a pleated white blouse and matching crepe trousers under a beige tuxedo jacket fresh off Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2019 runway. In a similar vein to Joyce’s own designs, the clothes have a chic, minimalist feel. Joyce breaks habit by donning red-heeled booties for the camera and agreeing to a lick of lipstick, even though she normally goes bare-faced.