The Creative Class | Marie Chaix, Stylist

Marie Chaix | Photo: Ezra Petronio

The versatile Marie Chaix has become one of the fashion industry’s most in-demand stylists, working with leading magazines and helping to define the Proenza Schouler woman. In a rare interview, the reserved Chaix spoke to BoF about her personal and professional trajectory.

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The Creative Class | Virginie Mouzat, Fashion Editor

Virginie Mouzat | Source: Phil Oh at Streetpeeper.com

Driven by a passion for reading and writing, Virginie Mouzat has long aimed to bring “intellectual vision” to fashion. The former fashion critic at Le Figaro and current editor-in-chief of fashion, lifestyle and opinions at the French edition of Vanity Fair sits down with BoF to discuss her personal and professional journey.

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The Creative Class | David Vivirido & Francesco Sourigues, Editors and Publishers

Francesco Sourigues and David Vivirido | Source: Courtesy

With more guts than experience, David Vivirido and Francesco Sourigues left London to start a provocative men’s fashion magazine, Hercules. Eight years later, they prepare to launch Vamp, a new, subversive and sexy title for women.

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The Creative Class | Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, Art Directors

Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of M/M (Paris) | Photo: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of acclaimed graphic design duo M/M (Paris) speak to BoF about their professional journey and inventing the unique visual vocabulary that has become an indelible part of fashion.

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The Creative Class | Joseph Dirand, Architect

Joseph Dirand | Photo: Adrien Dirand

Joseph Dirand likes to live fast and furiously. He is as obsessive about food as he is about music and wouldn’t mind being a woman. Along the way, the architect, an admitted control freak, has redefined our expectations of what a successful fashion retail experience should be.

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The Creative Class | Ben Gorham, Perfumer

Ben Gorham | Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

BoF spoke to Ben Gorham of Byredo to understand how a former basketball player and art school graduate with no training as a perfumer founded a fashionable, cult fragrance house in which he sold a majority share to Manzanita Capital, owner of Diptyque and SpaceNK, earlier this year.

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The Creative Class | Pamela Golbin, Curator

Pamela Golbin | Photo: Jaime Rubiano

BoF sat down with Pamela Golbin, chief curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris, and learnt about her puzzling love of planes, nerdy obsession with problem-solving and how serendipity, vision and a MacGyver-like gift for improvising are essential to working under the same roof as the Mona Lisa.

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