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July 2, 2015

Paris. Fashion.The A-List. Last week I saw a bit of all three.The Belgian fashion genius Dries Van Noten asked me to do some social calligraphy. Not my thing, normally, but for Dries! The brief was to write the names of the guests on their plates. One hundred plates, list ready just a few hours before the dinner. The black marker raced like greased lightning over the porcelain. Mistakes – there were plenty with a list of names from half the countries in the world – could be wiped off if they were found straight away. I worked in a swirl of lighting people, clanking silverware, catering wagons and barely sane party planners. Nothing could be more entertaining.

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