Suzy Menkes on Valerie Steele
It is very unusual to meet someone at this stage in life and to find a sort of kindred spirit. The first thing that struck me about Valerie was how lightly she wore her immense depth and breadth of so much knowledge, not just fashion history but all forms of art and literature. She combines and embodies a sort of Sixties intellectual a liberal enlightenment with the humor of someone who is constantly curious and academically rigorous.
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