Meet the fashion phenom who led a team of 25 to create whimsical window displays inspired by six unique Ritz-Carlton destinations.
Q: What excited you most about this project?
A: I have always been a fan of traveling, and the experiences I have inspire my work. The Ritz-Carlton is known for creating unique experiences and lifelong memories for guests, and this was a chance to show those custom experiences to our audience. It seemed like the perfect partnership.
Q: You travel around the world for work and for life. How do you translate those experiences into your work?
A: When you travel you absorb things, and I’m always very curious and I love to go to local places and understand the culture. I do my best to understand the destination that I’m in and try to bring that back. When I return to New York City I’m excited and ready to create.
A behind the scenes look at the making of the Saks Fifth Avenue window displays for The Ritz-Carlton.
Q: How long does the process take from start to finish, and how many people are involved?
A: A project like this takes 6 to 8 weeks, and between the partnership team, the window team and the production team, it’s about 25 people. It’s a big group! And definitely a team effort.
Q: Tell us about some of the props you used for The Ritz-Carlton windows.
A: We wanted to emphasize each destination’s defining moment, so we made custom Ritz-Carlton clocks to represent the time of day that each moment occurs. Other props include the firepit created for Lake Oconee, the bell in Naples’ window and the painted foam flowers used in Kapalua.