15 MIN­UTES WITH … INÈS DE LA FRES­SANGE

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Talking Points -

The Roger Vivier ambassador on her cul­tural life. LIFE-CHANG­ING BOOK “The Dalai Lama’s Book of Wis­dom.” TECH MUST-HAVE “The My Sketch app trans­forms re­al­ity into art.” MOST LOVED FAIRY TALE “Natalia Vo­di­anova’s life.” FAVOURITE CLICHE “French girls are stylish.” MOST OVER­RATED “Youth.” MOST UN­DER­RATED “Es­padrilles: So chic, so cheap.” FAN­TASY DUET PART­NER “El­ton John.” GUILTY PLEA­SURE “For 300 grammes of vanilla fudge from Fort­num & Ma­son, I’ll do what­ever you want.” WHO WOULD PLAY YOU “Cer­tainly not me. Maybe Jane Birkin.” MAKES YOU LAUGH “Cana­dian ac­cents in French; my own goofy words; and Diego Della Valle (my boss).” DREAM LUNCH DATE “Barack Obama (while Michelle is gar­den­ing).” TOP DES­TI­NA­TION “Jaipur, or Taras­con in Provence.” SIG­NA­TURE DANCE “The twist (again).” BRAINS OR BEAUTY “Beauty; it’s so rare nowa­days, and ev­ery com­puter has a brain.” LAU­REL OR HARDY “Hardy (if that’s Pierre Hardy).” JAMES DEAN OR JAMES STE­WART “James Ste­wart (more Sav­ile Row).” LEN­NON OR MCCART­NEY “Stella!” GRACE KELLY OR GRACE JONES “Jones. She’s an an­gel.” MINIMALIST OR MAXIMALIST “Minimalist for clothes. Maximalist for dec­o­ra­tion.” OP­TI­MIST OR PES­SIMIST “To­tal op­ti­mist.” STYLE ICON “Our grand­moth­ers.” ART­WORK YOU WOULD AP­PEAR IN “[Some­thing by] Gi­a­cometti, rather than Botero.” MOST EN­VI­OUS OF ... “Any­one who has a suit made at An­der­son & Shep­pard.” CHOICE TIP­PLE “La Mau­resque (pastis and al­mond syrup).” MOST PROUD OF ... “My 1969 Mor­ris Mini in Bri­tish rac­ing green (very rare in Paris).” FILM YOU WISH YOU’D BEEN IN “Dance of the Vam­pires by Ro­man Polan­ski.” FANCY-DRESS THEME “Bad taste.” WOULD LIKE TO MEET “The chair­man of Nutella, so he can help my char­ity for chil­dren ( www.mece­nat-car­diaque.org).” FAVOURITE VIL­LAIN “Ricky Ger­vais in Ex­tras.” PEO­PLE ARE SUR­PRISED THAT I ... “Don’t have evening clothes.”

Fave film: “Agnes Browne.”

Inès de la Fres­sange First record bought: “Har­vest by Neil Young. I played it so much, I had to re-buy it sev­eral times.”

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