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21 Questions with… Celebrity Stylist Robert Verdi

Image: Fadel Barisha

Image: Fadel Barisha

We ask fashion stylist extraordinaire and TV personality, Robert Verdi, our 21 questions.

  1. When I get dressed in the morning I think… who am I going to see today and how much better than them do I want to look?

  2. The item of clothing I'm wearing most often is… a pair of Wrangler polyester black pants. They cost me $19 and have been worn to almost every black-tie event I've gone to.

  3. When it comes to managing stress… a long walk with my dog, a long conversation with my mom and a long hot bath.

  4. What I'm most excited for Spring 2014 is… wearing white from head to toe.

  5. For me, Fall 2013 is all about… the turtleneck!

  6. The celeb I'd most love to dress is… I'm obsessed with the Olsen sisters… I would love to dress them!

  7. When I'm at work I love wearing… Damir Doma drop crotch pants and a lightweight long sleeve cashmere sweater.

  8. The most treasured item in my closet is… a studded Rick Owens leather jacket.

  9. My beauty essentials are… any of the Brown Sugar products from Fresh. I love the lip balm, I love the body scrub… I love it all!

  10. I would never be caught dead wearing… capri pants, short sleeve shirts or sandals!

  11. The up-and-coming designers I'm most excited about are… Timo Weiland, Pyer Moss, The Blonds, Public School and Cushnie et Ochs. Honestly, I'm excited about all emerging designers! They are the lifeblood of the fashion industry.

  12. I could never travel without… an empty LL Bean camouflage tote because I always buy stuff when I travel and need to carry it back!

  13. The one electronic I can't live without is… believe it or not, I could live without my phone, but I couldn't live without music so I could never give up the radio. An old fashion AM FM radio.

  14. If my days had one extra hour I'd… sleep!

  15. The last thing I Googled… I don't Google, I use Bing! I searched for Candida Höfer photographs.

  16. I'm dying to splurge on… another gold Rolex.

  17. My guilty pleasure is… buying art.

  18. The designers that never disappoint include… Rick Owens, Raf Simons, Rei Kawakubo, Damir Doma, Kris VanAssche and Hedi Slimane.

  19. I will always be excited to work in fashion because… it's always changing.

  20. The celeb most in need of a fashion makeover is… every celebrity needs a fashion makeover — they are all so boring!

  21. What I love most about New York is… It's a cultural mecca. People of all different ethnicities, religions, ages and economic levels all live in harmony. Every industry in the world has a heartbeat here: the financial industry, the film industry, the television industry, the art world, the advertising industry, the theater community, the publishing world… absolutely everything is right here at your fingertips.