"I dress for myself Everyone should"
Olivia Palermo is one of the few gures in fashion who has been able to shape-shi between drastically opposing personas. Many regard her as a grounded tastemaker who takes a streamlined Carolina Herrera-like approach to choosing looks, opting for out ts that are more polished than trendy. It is precisely her aptitude for mixing Zara with Givenchy that lands her on the New York Post ’s Page Six best- dressed lists. Yet Palermo is also considered a formidable socialite, since the New York-born daughter of a successful real estate developer (dad) and interior designer (mom) regularly does the art/philanthropic event rounds. In fact, she was rst discovered as a woman-about-gown when photographer Patrick McMullan snapped her at a charity event. The bene ts of a privileged upbringing helped Palermo snag an internship at luxe party magazine Quest and earned her comparisons to Gossip Girl ’s Queen Bee character, Blair Waldorf. In contrast, there are Palermo’s notorious appearances on MTV’s .--/ reality show The City, which, »