Our Favorite Designers Reveal Their #1 Muses

Jessica Schiffer

“Once you start being a muse, you cannot stop being a muse,” concludes Carine Roitfeld in the latest issue of V Magazine, which is centered on the theme of “Magnificent Muses.” As the leading inspiration for the work of Tom Ford, she would certainly know.

Their relationship is just one of the many designer-muse duos that have been profiled in the issue, which The Cut has kindly shared a preview of. Some other designers you can expect? Karl Lagerfeld, Joseph Altuzarra, and Ralph Lauren, among others! Below, a selection of our favorite quotes from the can't-miss series:

Hubert de Givenchy on Audrey Hepburn: “What I like about her is her personality. And her charm. Her look came through in her movies and the clothes she wore. She embellished things. She was unique at the time.”

Tom Ford on Carine Roitfeld: “Carine helps everyone she works with become the best versions of themselves.”

Jason Wu on Diane Kruger: “She’s a woman who’s multifaceted, has a lot of talent, great taste, and a great sense of herself. I think that’s not a quality you always find. She’s obviously beautiful, but her sense of herself is what’s really inspiring. She knows exactly what she wants. There’s no gray area with her.”

Francisco Costa on Camilla Nickerson: “She is my extension. I trust her judgment 100 percent.”


Be sure to check out the full preview over at The Cut, and let us know your favorite pairing in the comments!

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