When the Council of Fashion Designers of America wants to seek the advice of its 400-plus members, it has some pretty impressive names to turn to:
Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam,
Donna Karan, Tory Burch and Narciso Rodriguez, to name a few. The council impressively wrangled this creative brood and solicited their thoughts on everything from mentors to treasured memories to the last thing they do before they go to bed. “Take two Advil PM and wish upon a star,” quipped Betsey Johnson. The result is a charming little book entitled
The Pursuit of Style: Advice & Musings from America’s Top Fashion Designers. In the introduction, Jessica Alba writes: “When we
put on the right clothing, it feels as if it has the power to reveal not only who we are but who we want to be. For all that our clothes say about us, we know so little about the inspirations and aspirations of the designers themselves.” So what did this book reveal about these characters that surprised or intrigued me most?
Read on for my top 10 picks…
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