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  • edge. In the summer, I wear a lot of Balenciaga printed dresses with a structured jacket over the top and a very high heel.

    Who are your style icons?
    Elizabeth Taylor and Mick Jagger in the '60s. Jagger had that masculine/feminine side to him; his style looks so great on women. I loved Elizabeth Taylor for her boyish personality, which didn't come through in her [feminine, classic Hollywood] dress sense.

    “I HOARD shoes in my house, my country house & my office. I ARCHIVE my old favorites in my New York BASEMENT”

    Whose closet do you covet?
    I'm sure Kate Moss' wardrobe would be amazing. And I would love to raid Amanda Harlech's closet.

    Are you sentimental about shoes?
    I have an old pair of Alexander McQueen shoes I'll always love. I remember seeing a pair – brown lace-ups with white piping – at his SS99 show and falling in love with them. They are beautiful and were ahead of their time. It was the collection where he had model Shalom Harlow spray-painted on the runway by robots. I also have a pair of my own black, red and white stripy Dolly espadrilles, which I wore around Disneyland with my kids for two days, so they have sentimental value.

    Are you a hoarder?
    I am when it comes to shoes. They are all stored in racks in a closet in my house, and at my country house in Long Island, and on racks in the office. And all my old favorites from McQueen to Galliano are archived in my New York basement.

    How is your closet arranged?
    It is very organised: if I don't wear something, it doesn't stay in there. When it comes to the clothes –

    unlike shoes – it is tightly edited and organised by function: all dresses, all tops, all shirts are grouped together.

    What's your fail-safe styling tip?
    I wear a Dolce & Gabbana body, which is a bit like a corset, under everything. It brings you down a dress size and it will nip

    and tuck in all the right places. That's my closet secret.

    If you could only wear one pair of shoes, which ones would they be?
    I would have to say my Alexa shoe, I'm really into pointed flats at the moment. They go with everything.

    TABITHA’S go-to pieces

    “MANLY WHITE shirts are my favorite – I wear my husband's.”

    “I INVEST IN tailored pieces by Saint Laurent.”

    “IN WINTER, I like to team jeans with my Harmony boots.”

    Dress and earrings by Dolce & Gabbana; Alexa shoes
    by Tabitha Simmons

    The Edit

    Hair: Bok-Hee at Streeters. Makeup: Niki M'Nray at Artlist

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