Désirée Marie Townley
In 2009, Oscar de la Renta gave an interview to Vanity Fair. In the midst of revealing his upbringing and unraveling his affair with fashion, de la Renta said that he learned about what mattered most in fashion from a Spanish tailor, who said that the 'twin peaks of couture are THE CUT AND THE CLOTH.' It is these 'twin peaks' that interest me. As I travel the world and meet wonderful people who design and create, the question on my mind is 'How is it made and what is it made of?'. I am learning. My background in dance and my history with costume design and makeup artistry shape my interests and drive me to take a closer look at the details.