Cordelia de Castellane’s background couldn’t be more rooted in the worlds of fashion and fantasy. From the age of 13, she spent time observing her uncle, the designer and former assistant to Karl Lagerfeld, Gilles Dufour, at work at the Chanel atelier. At 16, she was taken under the wing of Emanuel Ungaro, who taught her all about haute couture, as well as how to mix and match colour. Next up, a stint learning from Giambattista Valli when he took over the top role at the Ungaro maison. Then, at 24, she decided to go solo, and launched her own couture line for children.
“Every room should have its own sense of importance and its own character, especially the rooms no one sees”