In the tradition of Assouline's bestselling Proust Questionnaire comes The Fashion Questionnaire
Proust's legendary personality revealer has been recast with a fashion angle and posed to the fashion industry's most important and influential designers. From legendary greats such as Carolina Herrera and Karl Lagerfeld, to contemporary designers who break the mold such as John Galliano and Thom Browne, handwritten answers intimately reveal the personalities and tastes of each designer. The Fashion Questionnaire is a rare, inside look at the creative icons who influence not just fashion but contemporary culture. An insightful essay by Michael Specter on the evolution of fashion and its influence introduces the designers' answers. Like Proust, this volume also includes blank questionnaires for readers and their friends to answer. Designers include: Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Ennio Capasa, Catherine Malandrino, Michael Kors, Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Rucci, Sonia Rykiel, Thom Browne, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Olivier Theyskens, Jean-Charles Castelbajac, Isabel Toledo, Karl Lagerfeld, Roberto Cavalli, John Galliano, and Alber Elbaz.