A Gallic Chat With Iconic Stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele [NYFW]
In the midst of Fashion Week fatigue, a sighting of fabled fashion editor Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele provides a lightning bolt of energy. Dudzeele, who rocks a trademark eccentric look, first rose to prominence when styling Anna Wintour’s first ever Vogue cover, which showed a Christian Lacroix sweatshirt paired with jeans, a combo that was essentially unheard of at the time. The woman essentially invented high-low style. She’s worked with all the greats—Testino, Meisel, Alaïa, Dior. Dudzeele regularly collaborates with Jeremy Scott, and she styled the SS17 show. So when we saw her backstage, we had to catch up for a hot minute.
Are you excited for the Jeremy show?
Of course, always!
Can you tell me a little bit about the collection?
No, I’m not going to speak about the collection, you are going to see it onnnnn the runway! Very colorful, very up.
I love your necklace by the way.
Could you tell me who makes it?
No, it’s all my thing that I do.
Cool. Where are you from?
I’m French living in New York.
Do you ever get sick of New York?
No, I love New York! I love New York. I love working in the city, I love the city.
Totally. Is this a busy Fashion Week for you?
No because I don’t go to see many shows. Online is perfection, so I go just to see some.
Photo taken exclusively for Milk by Maya Fuhr.
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