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Interviews with DuJour-Approved Designers

The industry’s top fashion icons get personal

Want to know what goes on behind the scenes at runway shows? Interested in the design process of creating a collection? These industry pros provide magnificent insight into the intricate details that go into the creation of high fashion clothing, shoes and accessories. What they have to say may surprise you.

Limoland’s Jean Pigozzi
The French designer talks about his “dandy” past, designing bikinis and why he’s not the next Alaïa. 

David Yurman’s Jewels
The famed designer explains how he created the brand’s “Starburst” collection with his wife, Sybil. 

Roger Vivier: Revived
Ines de la Fressange, the brand’s ambassador, talks sexy shoes, boring parties and desire.

Aerin’s New Summer Shoes
The lifestyle entrepreneur explains her travel-inspired collection and why she loves ballet flats.

Naeem Khan: “Studio 54 Was Not Just Drugs, Sex, Rock and Roll”
The designer talks about partying with Halston, dressing Michelle Obama, and the runway show that made his mother cry.

Jason Wu: His January Miss Wu Collection
An interview with the young designer—he talks about his new Miss Wu Collection and looks back at how far he’s come.

Anne Klein’s Sleek Revival
At Anne Klein, everything old is new again.

Max Mara’s Nicola Maramotti: The Face of Fashion’s Future?
Thanks to Maramotti, the Italian fashion giant is looking forward—and around the globe—to find inspiration and new initiatives.

Charlotte Dellal’s Style Secrets
The footwear designer explains her red lip, retro coif and why she loves anything with a fringe.

Gianluca Isaia’s Neapolitan State of Mind
A master class in personal style by the Italian menswear magnate.

Julien Farel Is Coiffed for the Court
He has styled high-end hair all over the world, but one of his biggest accomplishments? Winning over the U.S. Open team.

Can Athleticwear Be Elegant? Yohji Yamamoto Weighs In
Y-3’s fashion designer examines a decade of teaming up with Adidas to bring sport and fashion together.

From Bergdorfs to Broadway with Isabel and Ruben Toledo
The fashion designers reveal what it was like to create the costumes for Broadway’s After Midnight.

Robert Lee Morris’ Renaissance
The art jewelry designer looks back on a roaring history with New York’s greats—and there’s still more to come.