Yoshikazu Yamagata’s Central Saint Martins view of me and Hilary Alexander of the Telegraph

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I had heard about and read about my appearance in the Central Saint Martins show sitting next to Hilary Alexander of the Telegraph. Some  people were horrified while others thought that it was pretty funny.

Just sent the image to Robb Young who never laughed so much in his life. He enjoyed the fact that Yoshikazu was poking fun at fashion and how we use it as a disguise and cloak. "Guessing" what you both look like under your fashion disguise, What lingerie you don Ms. Pernet!!!"

I think I’m looking more like Suzanne Bartsch than myself but it made me laugh as well. Robb thinks that we should enlist Yoshikazu in one of our future projects. More on that once we launch it.


Hilary Alexander from the Telegraph in London and DP as seen by Yoshikazu Yamagata for his Cental Saint Martins fashion show. Yoshikazu won the Jury prize last year at ITS3. He was my favorite designer of the contest.

Martin, I could probably go with you to the fetish party in Tokyo this weekend in this look, what do you think? I am still laughing, good sign.

Later, Diane

P.S. Martin Webb’s links are back up so you might want to reread his Tokyo journal.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.