A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Thierry’s uniform. Thierry, if you remember, is one of the fabulous pair who own the beautiful guest house in the provencal hills that we stayed in recently.
Thierry had spent many years as a hairdresser to the great and the good in Paris, and ran a salon whose clients included Yves Saint-Laurent’s mother (she had her ‘brushing’ done daily by Thierry).
Our room – the beautiful Suite Vallauris – paid homage to his obsession. There were beautiful books on haute couture and the women who wear it, from Alexander McQueen and Dior to the late Princess Diana, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
There was also a framed vintage black velvet Hermes jacket, and a personal invitation to YSL’s last show. Adorning the window latches and door handles were Chanel, Dior and Cartier bags and ribbons.
It was the perfect room for me. And best of all, it was a complete surprise.