The inimitable fashion force on Diana Vreeland, his grandmother and LBDs

Best advice I've ever received...

In 1974, Diana Vreeland told me to stay in New York — don't go home for Christmas.

Best advice I've ever given...

Never give up the dream.

Most stylish woman I've ever met...

Anna Wintour

A most memorable Little Black Dress is...

The one my grandmother had in her closet — simple wool with long sleeves.

Favorite place to escape...

My bedroom

Soundtrack of my life...

Cara Niro and Seventies Patti Labelle

Movie I never get tired of watching...

"The Women"

My perfect meal...

Caviar and a baked potato with Russian vodka

My favorite person to have drinks with...

Gloria von Thurn und Taxis

Favorite indulgence...

Porthault sheets

Book I'm reading now...

Leo Tolstoy's "War & Peace"

A wink or a smile?

Smile