2012 October 2
What's legendary stylist and devoted Tweeter Lori Goldstein doing in Paris? After the Maiyet show, Chic slipped out of the backstage area, and caught up with Goldstein for a chat on a terrace overlooking the Eiffel Tower. There are worse places you could be...
How many shows are you styling here?
Just Maiyet. It's the only show I do anymore. I have my own thing going on, but I met everyone from Maiyet and they are extraordinary. Their mission is extraordinary and the clothes are beautiful. Every fabric is handmade, every piece of jewelry, everything has a story. I'm really supportive of what they are doing. It's not just saying it. They are doing things that mean something.
There are so many great artisans around the world and their techniques have never been seen because they don't have the resources.
Do other designers still ask you to come style their shows in Paris?
You know how life has its ebbs and flows? Right now, I'm doing my thing. I feel very passionate about what I'm doing with my line for QVC. It's about bringing this incredible aesthetic to women who desire it—and have never had the opportunity to have it. I support and love everyone I've ever worked with. They are still my friends: Carolina, Vera, Donatella, everyone. It's just what I'm doing now.
When was your first visit to Paris?
It was with Anna Sui, in 1979. I don't even like to travel anymore, but I live for Paris. It's so inspiring. It really is fashion. It's just beauty! Anna and I were friends and came for fun. She had been here before, but I had just moved to New York the year before, and it was that European eye-opening experience for me.
How is Paris Fashion Week different than the others?
New York is amazing, but it's a business there. You can't even compare. To me this the creme de la creme.
What's your favorite thing to do here?
[Speaks into recorder] SHOP! I love to eat. Everything in Paris is so special. I love the gardens here. It's gorgeous. Don't forget that Eiffel Tower that we're staring at right now.
Where do you stay?
At the Crillon, I love the Bristol, The Ritz. I'm kind of bourgeois in Paris. I'm kind of that way in life!
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