Va­le­ria Napoleone, art col­lec­tor

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Clare and I met about 15 years ago; we’ve al­ways con­nected and kept in touch. I love fash­ion and art, so we have a good ex­change of ideas. I’m a very prac­ti­cal per­son, but I love to be well put-to­gether – though not in a stiff way, I want com­fort and free­dom. I never want to feel self-con­scious. I’m not a fash­ion vic­tim – I have things in my wardrobe that have been there for more than 20 years that I adore. That’s a dif­fi­cult thing to do with a fash­ion brand, but Clare is build­ing loy­alty with her cus­tomers, her pieces have that longevity. I think the other im­por­tant thing about her work is that she’s not feed­ing the ob­ses­sion with youth. She is re­ally nur­tur­ing a woman no mat­ter what her age; her style is for women in their 20s and in their 70s, which I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate.

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