Derek Lam on his fash­ion in­spo.

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WHO “[For fall], I was in­spired by women who ex­ude a New York sen­si­bil­ity and style, like Diane Keaton when she was mak­ing Woody Allen movies, Gena Row­lands and Stockard Chan­ning. They’re smart, in­tel

ligent and stylish. Their nonon­sense chic is not nec­es­sar­ily about what they wore or what their char­ac­ters wore but what they epit­o­mized: a kind of fasttalk­ing, can-get-around-town-on

her-own woman. I used these icons as a mir­ror so that we can re­mem­ber that this is where the

mod­ern woman comes from.” WHAT “I try to keep my eyes open to ev­ery­thing. Zadie Smith wrote an amaz­ing short story in The New

Yorker. She imag­ined Michael Jack­son and El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor leav­ing Man­hat­tan on the day of 9/11, get­ting in a car and go­ing. I re­ally ad­mire some­one who can take that kind of artistry and ir­rev­er­ence and do it so well. Her artistry in­spires

me to think out­side the box.” WHERE “Tokyo al­ways has one foot that seems his­tor­i­cal and one that seems science fic­tion.”

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