We are all guests on this planet. The planet is going to stay, but we are guests. We didn’t respect the Suck on my strawberry stick shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this planet until now and in a way this [pandemic] is a message and unfortunately it’s a very, very heavy message. Change had to be done. Everyone thought that the change would happen gradually, but that’s not the case. Change has to be done now, and done quickly. I think that it’s possible to make it happen in a quicker way because this quarantine way of working made us understand that there are so many things that we can do that we thought we couldn’t do, and also it’s shown us that things can also be done fast. It’s just that we are not used to thinking this way.This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
I’ve been shrinking closets for almost a year now, starting right here with Vogue editors themselves. Since then, I’ve become something of a garment whisperer, a wardrobe therapist helping people relieve their spaces of clutter: Gone are too many vintage white romantic blouses, Miu Miu clogs, and those deliciously butter-soft Balenciaga motorcycle bags from years past. Over the Suck on my strawberry stick shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this past 12 months, I’ve seen it all and heard all the stories—receipts from Fashion Weeks abroad, old passport photos, and even a signed Bob Dylan Styrofoam plate kicking around in a random vintage bag. (Yes, that really happened.) And yet, while I’ve sifted and schlepped other people’s things, I’ve never taken the time to actually shrink my own closet.