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Cross-cultural dress: The formidable French fashion designer, who just marked a decade of living in New York, mixes “the casual feel of the New York streets with the craftsmanship of French couture. People in New York feel I am very Parisian. People in Paris feel I am so New York!” she says. "I love the eclecticism of style, from Indian turbans to African and South American colorful looks to the rock-and-roll edge of the Lower East Side and the super-chic Madison Avenue woman.”
Style in a bottle: Malandrino teamed up with Cointreau to create a limited-edition (just 200) bottle of the liquor, out this October. The metallic tulle design, she says, “features the Statue of Liberty and a constellation of stars. I wanted to wrap the bottle using the same codes I use when dressing a woman -- lightness, transparency, and femininity.”
Her on-screen admiration: Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair, Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour, Romy Schneider in La Piscine, Anouk Aimée in Un Homme et Une Femme and Sophia Loren in The Millionairess. “All women of timeless elegance and style.”
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