Highly influential American fashion designer and eminent businesswoman
I love exercising in the morning. I’ll go for a run, play tennis, or ride my Peloton. Anything to get me up and moving. It clears my head and lets me start the day.
Parc de Bagatelle in Paris is the most romantic garden with so many different kinds of roses. My favourite is the “Little Prince.”
Carole King, Tapestry, is my most-played record. A true classic.
Tequila straight up on the roof of Sevva is my favourite drink. The most beautiful view in Hong Kong.
I just saw the Korean Furniture Museum in Seoul; it’s the perfect example of restraint with a distinct design philosophy of simplicity, balance and proportion.
Jung Chang’s [memoir] Wild Swans, about three generations of women in China, is a book that left an impression on me. Beautifully written, heartbreaking, but hopeful.
Antigua is the best place for a family vacation. We love to play tennis, fish and surf. It is the most peaceful place in the world.
The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum in the north of Manhattan, is my secret spot for gaining design inspiration. It’s medieval art and architecture set in beautiful, period gardens. I love it because you feel like you have stepped into the past.
I love discovering new cities and recently visited Amsterdam. We wandered for the day and ended with a boat ride through the canals.
I can’t leave home without my camera. It’s my visual memory bank.
My most useful gadget apart from a smartphone? A charger!
Right now I am into Invisibilia. It’s a fascinating NPR podcast run by two women that melds science and storytelling.
Via Carota in the West Village [New York] is one of my top restaurants for group dinner. Always delicious, the food is fresh, traditional and served family style.
I swear by facials with [New York-based facialist] Tracie Martyn – the LED treatments are relaxing and effective.
I love my pair of Carlo Bugatti chairs. They add an unexpected boldness to any room.