Inspired by the deeper meaning attached to treasured possessions, jewelry designer and portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann set out to chronicle the stories of such cherished belongings. Spending time with more than sixty-five intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders resulted in A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why, a stunning photographic collection that transcends materialism and explores the secrets and stories behind beloved personal items.
This reoccurring column is an ongoing passion of Monica's to continue to chronicle people with what they cherish. Each month, a new person will be featured as a glimpse into A Possession Obsession.
Amy Fine Collins
How did you come to this precious object?
M. Azzedine Alaïa chose the dress for me in Paris a few years ago.
How do you live with your heirloom?
The dress and cardigan hang in my closet beside a small group of other Alaïa pieces.
Who in your life has most influenced your personal style and taste?
In age order, my grandmother, Geoffrey Beene, my mother, and my daughter have most influenced how I look and dress. I would then add to that list Gene Meyer, for his color sense, Yves Durif, for the way he has cut my hair for twenty-five years, and Helena Rubinstein.
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