The Stylist Who Calls Dries Van Noten ‘Papa Dries’

The Stylist Who Calls Dries Van Noten ‘Papa Dries’

Amanda Murray estimates that about 70 percent of her wardrobe is Dries Van Noten.” It’s deep,” she says. “I feel like I’m giving you all I have when I wear Dries.” A personal stylist and creative consultant, Murray has worked with brands like Lacoste and Sies Marjan. She was born in Trinidad and raised in London, but says she’s lived in NYC long enough to call herself a New Yorker. As a black woman in the fashion industry, one of her goals is to ensure visible representation of people who look like her. “I’m moved by stories of black culture,” she says. “Representation is important, and kids are always watching and taking notes. Oprah walked so Wendy Williams could run.” The Cut spoke with her about Christopher John Rogers, her perfect day, and Miss Piggy. What would your Real Housewives tagline be? “Don’t ask me why I’m late to the party, just know that the sun rises when it’s ready.” [Hair flick.] If you were running for office, what would your campaign song be and why? “The Rent Is Too Damn High.” What kind of animal would you be and why? A peacock. They resonate with me. A peacock shows up out of nowhere for five minutes, spreads its plumes, and exits. I feel like that’s me. I get dressed up, I show up, and then I leave. What are you excited about right now? I’m excited about Christopher John Rogers, an extremely gifted young black ...
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