THE EASY EL­E­GANCE OF LEE RADZIWILL

Female (Singapore) - - CHAPTER ONE -

For her Fall/Win­ter 2018 col­lec­tion, Tory Burch turned to the now 85-year-old New York so­cialite (and sis­ter of the late Jackie O) for in­spi­ra­tion, so who bet­ter to ex­plain her en­dur­ing fash­ion in­flu­ence? DE­SCRIBE LEE RADZIWILL THE STYLE ICON IN A SEN­TENCE. “Lee is one of the great­est style icons of our time, and I love her com­pany. She is also the queen of witty one-lin­ers.” WHY IS HER STYLE PAR­TIC­U­LARLY REL­E­VANT TO­DAY? “I (al­ways) de­sign pieces that feel un­com­pli­cated yet pulled to­gether, a style that Lee epit­o­mises. I dis­tinctly re­mem­ber what she was wear­ing the night we met (about 10 years ago, through a mu­tual friend): a navy suit, with her hair pulled back, (along with) these in­cred­i­ble be­jew­elled ear­rings. This sort of un­der­stated el­e­gance was a start­ing point for the sea­son.” HOW IS HER BRAND OF GLAM­OUR DIF­FER­ENT FROM THAT OF OTHER AMER­I­CAN SO­CIALITES OF HER TIME? “(It’s) time­less... clas­sic and pared back – there’s noth­ing fussy about it.” WHICH WARDROBE ITEMS ARE SYN­ONY­MOUS WITH HER STYLE, AND HOW HAVE YOU TRANS­LATED THAT INTO YOUR COL­LEC­TION? “We’ve all seen so many pic­tures of Lee through the years, and I’ve al­ways loved her style: un­com­pli­cated yet el­e­gant, even when wear­ing jeans. The in­spi­ra­tion isn’t so lit­eral though. It’s more the idea of ef­fort­less dress­ing.” PRINTS FEA­TURE PROMI­NENTLY IN YOUR COL­LEC­TION. WHAT,S THE LEE RADZIWILL CON­NEC­TION? “Our botan­i­cal Happy Times print is a mod­ern take on chintz, in­ter­preted in five colours across dresses, tops, skirts and bags. The name is a nod to the ti­tle of a book Lee wrote years ago. To­gether with Lee the per­son, ev­ery­thing evokes op­ti­mism.” WHAT ARE THREE THINGS EV­ERY­ONE CAN LEARN FROM LEE RADZIWILL THE STYLE ICON? “Al­ways choose to see the glass as half full – Lee is an eter­nal op­ti­mist. Be stylish, but never flashy, and – per­haps most im­por­tantly – know how to have fun.”

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