Q&A: Kirna Zabête’s Allison Brookman

The director of the Bryn Mawr outpost shares her personal style.



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Personal style: Classic with a modern twist.

Favorite designers: Dior will always be my top favorite. My first job out of college was with the company. I’ve always been a big fan of Gucci, especially during the Tom Ford era, but Alessandro Michele has brought new light and life to the brand.

Fall look she’s currently wearing: A Stella McCartney black-and-white houndstooth coat.

Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday: Typically, I’m working on the weekends. On my days off, you’ll find me in RtA jeans and a Sacai cardigan, with my Loewe “Hammock” bag. I’m a big scarf collector, so I always try to incorporate one into my look.

Go-to outfit for a Saturday dinner in the city: An Altuzarra dress and a Saint Laurent black-leather moto jacket, with a great stiletto heel and a cool clutch.

Favorite splurge: A fall or winter coat. I’m still wearing a Max Mara camel-hair coat I purchased 17 years ago. It’s timeless.

Favorite item in her closet: A Saint Laurent army parka with patches.

Item in her closet that gets the most wear: Gucci gold “Jordaan” loafers.

Dream items she’d love to buy: A Gucci shearling-lined leather jacket, a Saint Laurent hunter-green leather moto jacket—the list goes on and on.

Most recent addition to her closet: Gianvito Rossi navy suede booties and a Mark Cross “Baby Laura” pebbled bag.

Visit www.kirnazabete.com

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