Style blogger Garance Doré drinks margaritas in Manhattan, dives for sea urchins in Greece and eats Milk Bar cookies at fashion shows.
My Father the Chef
I grew up in a remote village in Corsica. My father was a chef, and there were no roads to his restaurant, so everyone came by boat. It was in a protected UNESCO area; only one fisherman was allowed there, and he fished just for us.
Legendary Fashion-Food Moment
My favorite designer, Dries Van Noten, once surprised his dinner guests by having models walk down the center of the table like it was a runway. I wasn’t there—this was before I got involved in fashion—but apparently it was wonderful.
Best Fashion-Show Snack
I always know I’m going to get a delicious Milk Bar cookie at the Band of Outsiders show.
Embracing American Eating Habits
One of the things I had to adjust to in America is that people carry food everywhere—it’s always time to eat! Since moving to New York City, I’ve also discovered that I love margaritas.
Vacation Food Fantasy
This summer, while in Mykonos, I caught my own sea urchins and ate them right on the beach. I used to do it all the time in Corsica; you just pop them open with a knife and scoop out the insides.
In Paris, I always stay at the Hôtel Thoumieux. They make their own yogurts and jams, and the croissants come from their bakery across the street. I try not to eat everything I see.
Ideal Dinner Date
I met my icon, J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons, at a dinner. She just sat down next to me and started talking. We’re very dear friends now.
If I want to impress people, I make lasagna. It eats up the whole afternoon, and I have to take a bath afterward because I sweat so much.