Peter Dundas and Anna Dello Russo discuss empowering women, high glamour and the ‘jet-set’ influence on Ft.com.
Time for Anna dello Russo quotes. We’ve missed you Anna!
“When I moved house 10 years ago, I had 4,000 pairs of shoes. I had to buy a bigger home to store all the clothes because I need closets, not kitchens.”
“I’m super tidy so every item is catalogued, stored in garment bags with tissue paper, perfumed and on hangers that are all the same. ”
“I’m not a vintage fan - I don’t like the smell of old clothes. I’m also not a fan of bags, because anything that is practical isn’t handsome; if anything I like clutches. ”
“Pyjamas and tracksuits are sloppy so I only wear Abercrombie & Fitch tracksuits to go to my yoga class. If you dress comfortably, you don’t get the look. ”
“I love opulence, gold, richness. I will always say that I was born in Versailles and will die at the Hermitage. When I visited St Petersburg, I really felt at home like a czarina, attracted to the gold gilded columns that are everywhere. ”
“My father often compares me to Anastasia or to Tutankhamen. ”
“Fashion is a muse just like theatre, art, music, literature; it’s a mirror, a sign of the times. You can view it as a discipline, as frivolous, as costume, but it will never end.”
“Fashion is timeless, like music - even during the war, you couldn’t stop people from singing.”