Giovanna Battaglia is No Minimalist

…She admits to having 352 pairs of shoes.

Givonna B, whom we were first introduced to by the one and only Sartorialist, is quite the fash celeb these days. The Fashion Editor of L’Uomo Vogue was interviewed recently by Karin Nelson of the New York Times about her style.

The short interview is filled with great one-liners like this one…


It’s funny, since Sart started his site, I’ve always save photos of her for inspiration. I didn’t know who she was until about  a year ago. I love how she pairs basics with interesting accessories and layers. I normally don’t fall for the signature shoe or bag of the season…but Giovanna takes Sept issue ad pieces and makes them special.

A great example is below, where she took the Prada shoe that was in every ad – and that you were sick of before they ever hit the stores. She chose the soft pink version, got rid of the silly socks that Miuccia showed them with and paired them with a simple white shift.

All of a sudden it wasn’t That Shoe. Genius.

Photo by Scott Schuman
Photo by Scott Schuman

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  1. August 13, 2009

    Le sigh… to be able to have access to her money and shoes would be a dream come true!

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