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  • and professional lives together for 27 years, relishing each other’s company rather than irritating one another. “Everyone asks us how we [can work and live together],” says van Lamsweerde. “Why wouldn’t you want to be together 24/7?”

    A touching gesture inspired the couple’s latest venture, when Matadin surprised his wife with a necklace he had designed for her with New York jewelry brand TenThousandThings. The result was a black oxidized-silver design with two intertwining circles, symbolizing their wedding rings, a star pendant for their son, Charles Star, 10, and a hanging diamond. "It was a design that Vinoodh had dreamt up as a symbol of our love," van Lamsweerde says of the necklace that, along with her Cartier watch, Aurélie Bidermann bracelets and wedding band, she never takes off. “Everyone asked where it was from. So we talked it over and decided to do a range.”

    With Charles choosing the stones and metals, the idea was to make ten necklaces, one for every year of his life, while an eleventh would


    NAME: Inez van Lamsweerde

    PROFESSION: Photographer and artist

    MY GO-TO DESIGNERS: Isabel Marant, Balmain, Saint Laurent

    MY STYLE: Ease that works for every day

    MY CLOSET ESSENTIALS: Balmain – there is a contemporary glamor to it, but it’s also empowering

    feature all the stones together. But once they discovered the choice of stones and metals available, then added bracelets, earrings and leather necklaces, it became a 200-piece collection. “It remains personal,” van Lamsweerde asserts. “We would never venture into it for the sake of it. It grew out of a very sweet and personal moment.”

    The couple met at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in their native Amsterdam in 1986, where they were both pursuing a career in fashion design. They “instantly fell in love” as she shot pictures of

    Right: Daria Werbowy for Vogue Paris, 2012. Below: Christy Turlington for Vogue Paris, 2008

    Left: Kate Moss as Marilyn for Vogue Paris, 2009.
    Above: Me Kissing Vinoodh (eternally), 2010

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