Valeria Napoleone, art collector
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.