“I’ve been a fashion stylist for many, many years. I worked at Harper’s Bazaar, and have been freelancing for a very, very long time. I modeled in Italy the late 1960’s. I had one of the first boutiques in Soho in 1979, and had my own boutique shop in Bergdorf Goodman’s in 1980: The Hopp Shop. I started a skincare line about five years ago, RODIN Olio Lusso. We sell it at all Barneys, Colette in Paris, Dr David Colbert’s office (NYDG), John Derian, and A Détacher in New York.
My first pair of jeans were Landlubbers that I got on Lexington Avenue and 60th Street in 1967. They were brown denim bellbottom hip-huggers…so, so cool. I wish I still had them. I like all kinds of jeans. I have very, very wide jeans; very, very skinny jeans; old Levi’s boot-cut jeans – I love all jeans. I also have an amazing blue denim skirt from Dries Von Noten and a denim shirt from 1970. I don’t like pre-washed jeans. I love dark, original denim, and never, ever pre-creased!! Can’t stand distressed jeans. I like jeans with anything! Causal or dressy. Jean jackets with a dress or skirt, jeans with vintage sequined tops…jeans are always right. They have been the main part of my wardrobe since I was 16. If my jeans had a name or theme song it will be “Forever yours.”
Well, Jim Morrison from The Doors. My sister went out with him in 1971. He wore jeans very, very, very, very well. And Marilyn, too. The Misfits…”
Photographed by Kava Gorna. Casting by Megan Delaney.