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Giorgio Armani. Photo: Serge Leblon

I’ve been away from London for quite some time. The city has changed, I’ve changed, and fashion has changed. But what has stayed the same is my desire to express myself. Because in this rapidly changing world, you can be influenced, dragged in one direction or another, and lose your own identity. But I have eyes and ears; I look around and listen, and I’ve noticed that you wear jeans in a beautiful way, which maybe 10 years ago you wouldn’t have done. 

Giorgio Armani – Italian fashion designer.

This quote is from an interview with Mr. Armani in London conducted by fashion writer Justine Picardie for the October 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

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Armani couture, Fall 2017. From Harper’s Bazaar. Photo: Serge Leblon.

I just about fell out of my chair when I read that Ms. Picardie wore jeans to interview a fashion legend such as Giorgio Armani.

In parenthesis she describes her outfit – flat ballet pumps, a floral chiffon blouse, and jeans.  I’m sure it was very nice looking, chic even, but still, too casual. How about that blouse with a skirt? Or a suit? Or even a pair of gaberdine trousers?

But as Mr. Armani says things have changed – fashion has changed. We have become more casual, everywhere all the time, especially at work. He points out that 10 years ago Ms. Picardie, a professional journalist working for a top fashion magazine, probably would not even have considered wearing jeans on the job.

Not allowing myself to be “influenced and dragged” into the casual direction, I feel more comfortable dressing professionally (usually in a dress with a blazer or a skirt and blouse) on an interview, at a press preview, or anytime I’m working. That’s me and I’m sticking to it.

 

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