Interview With: Garance Doré
From LA and Dallas to Paris and Sydney, travel is a big part of your life. Which country do you feel is the most stylish?
I like to get away from the usual ‘fashion capital’ type places. I recently visited Morocco and was hugely inspired by the colour and landscapes. I love the freedom of Australia, but Brazil is probably my favourite place at the moment; the fashion is amazing. It’s really going through this massive globalisation and the atmosphere is amazing!
"I am a big fan of Diane Kruger. She just looks so utterly effortless, but there’s a story there. It’s not fashion for fashion’s sake, you feel like she genuinely loves clothes."
What’s the first thing you put in your suitcase when you pack?
I must have all of my geeky things – my books, my iPad, my cameras and all of my gadgets. Fashion-wise, I need to know what I will be doing so I plan around that. I’m really obsessed with white jeans; they’re just a bit chicer than blue jeans. I think if you have a shirt, some white jeans and a tailored men’s blazer, you’ll be prepared for anything. I always pack a swimsuit too, as you never know when you’ll fit in a swim at the hotel pool.
What’s it like working in the same industry as your partner, Scott Schuman who runs thesartorialist.com?
It feels like the most natural thing in the world. We both love what we do and we are old enough to be completely supportive. There’s no jealousy, we edit each other’s work, we are proud of each other and we inspire each other.
Your personal style icon is Katherine Hepburn. Who do you feel is the style icon of tomorrow?
I am a big fan of Diane Kruger. She just looks so utterly effortless, but there’s a story there. It’s not fashion for fashion’s sake, you feel like she genuinely loves clothes. I’ve heard that she styles herself and does all her own hair and make-up. Not that I’ve got anything against using stylists, but her look just feels so genuine.
Drawing or photography: you can only do one for the rest of your life. Which do you choose?
That’s so easy – photography. Being an illustrator is one of the most solitary jobs, and I am such a social person. Photography allows me to interact with people and be creative, so it’s perfect.
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