“A lady doesn’t say she’s read a book that she hasn’t read. The same goes for documentaries, independent movies, films, TV shows, plays or concerts.”
–Very Classy Pg. 286
Joseph Altuzzara with Vanessa and Victoria Traina on June 30th, 2008 in Paris during the couture shows.
“A lady understands that a party doesn’t need to be decadent to be fun.”
–Very Classy Pg. 81
Giambattista Valli and Astrid Munoz at a street vendor on 27th Street on May 2nd, 2008. We had just left Bungalow 8, and you know what, we were hungry.
“A lady knows her way out of an awkward situation, and sometimes that means to just stop talking.”
–Very Classy Pg. 111
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Vladimir Roitfeld clowning around – or, scarfing around, as it were – at a party at Café Flore in Paris on March 6th, 2010.
When the December issue of Vanity Fair showed up at my apartment (and yes, I’m a subscriber), I nearly fell off my chair. The magazine devoted not one, but two pages – including the opener! – to a party for my book Very Classy that Eugenie Niarchos, Tatiana Santo Domingo and Margherita Missoni threw with the retail website Moda Operandi. I’m sure the emotion falls somewhere between pride and vanity, but it’s kept a smile on my face all month.
“A lady chooses her words very wisely when she puts anything on the Internet.”
–Very Classy Pg. 174
Margherita Missoni, Lauren Santo Domingo and Mario Testino at the SubMercer in New York City on March 14th, 2008. This was Margherita’s surprise going away party, and it was a surprise to Lauren, Mario and myself that we actually kept it a surprise.