Designer Dossier: Derek Lam

Derek Lam's muses and inspiration.

sienna miller
"Since I've given up smoking, I'll indulge in French toast. During the shows, I need to be smiling, not dieting!"
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sienna miller
Eamonn McCormack
Derek Lam: Designer Dossier
MY DREAMS
"Funny that two of my muses are English, because Tod's DNA is completely Anglo-Italian. When I finished designing the buttery leather trench, I realized how totally Julie Christie it was — she was the sexy-smart icon in the '60s. And I've loved working with Sienna Miller, one of the last great fashion risk-takers."
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french toast with syrup
E Silverman
Derek Lam: Designer Dossier
MY SCHEMES
"Since I've just given up smoking, I'll occasionally indulge in French toast. Especially during the shows, I need to be smiling, not dieting! Classical music, particularly Schubert, makes me happy, too. Don't they say playing Mozart makes babies smarter? Maybe it'll work for my next collection."
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capri coast line
J. Woodhouse
Derek Lam: Designer Dossier
Lam loves Capri, a fave Italian island resort since Roman times.
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runway shot of derek lam show
Dan Lecca
Derek Lam: Designer Dossier
From Lam's own Derek Lam collection, fall 2008.
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derek lam fall 2008 runway looks
Dan Lecca
Fall 2008 Runway Looks
LACE — Derek Lam
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derek lam fall 2008 runway looks
Dan Lecca
Fall 2008 Runway Looks
PURPLE
"An elegant palette of deep violets and lavenders captures the true essence of femininity" -Marco Zanini of Halston
Designer: Derek Lam
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