A Vivienne Westwood fan since the age of 8 (!), the talented young designer was commissioned to design a line for Printemps straight out of design school, followed by a job with Jean-Paul Gaultier and a 10-year stint as a key designer for Azzedine Alaia. An idyllic vacay on pal Francois Nars's private French Polynesian island near Bora Bora resulted in Motu Tane, a resortwear line the pair decided to name after the exotic hideaway. For the past four seasons, her own eponymous label has sold out at chi chi retailers like Barneys and Colette, and with its particularly French brand of unstudied, enviable chic, it's easy to see why:
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- Lesley Scott
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