A beautiful message from Daniel Poumaillou – MARIA LUISA POUMAILLOU April 7th 2015


April 7th 2015

Her last fashion show…..

Because it was one… It was just that she hadn't asked for the wallpaper of her room at the American Hospital to be changed….
Her nails were perfectly done, her hair was impeccably styled and she left with a final gentle message on her lips.

Without pain, nor suffering, nor anguish, she was gone in a flash, to the paradise of the greatest pillars… the pillars of fashion but also to those of Life itself..
Because Maria Luisa was unique … A real personality, and a great one… She was an exceptional woman, and made no concessions. She was "true to herself" as she always insisted, one who dared, who opposed, who defended her convictions  tooth and nail… with a perfect balance of elegance and humor. A truly incredible woman who loved passionately, and who contributed immensely to the world of fashion with her big heart as much as she did with her immense talent.
She wouldn't like us to grieve or to feel heavy hearted. Let us carry her in our hearts the way she would have wanted us to : happy, bursting with energy, cheerful and passionate about life. 

Daniel Poumaillou

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.