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Pamela Golbin

Q&A

It may be her job to follow fashion, but for this clothing connoisseur, great style extends beyond the office.

As chief curator of Paris’ Musée de la Mode et du Textile, Pamela Golbin is one of the less conspicuous forces in the fashion industry. But while she may not be a bold-faced name, the exhibitions she has brought to the Louvre have garnered attention-grabbing headlines.

Having grown up in Miami and been educated at Columbia University in New York, the Franco-Chilean Golbin cites many influences in her life that led her into fashion, from an haute-couture-collecting grandmother to summer internships at The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She shares with us her favorite trends for fall, tips for traveling and where she splurges for the ultimate indulgence.

What’s your go-to accessory?
I never leave home without a Nancy Gonzalez crocodile bag. I match a colored clutch with my outfit for evening.

What was the last great place you visited?
The Rothko chapel in Houston is one of the most moving places I have ever visited.

What looks are you coveting this Fall?
I’m really into red! From modern to traditional, the color permeated the collections to make a strong and powerful statement. I’m especially fond of this Lanvin dress and Valentino jumpsuit.

What’s your favorite place in Paris?
The Tuileries gardens at the museum. You can sit down and enjoy the tranquility while being surrounded by the Louvre palace, Eiffel tower and IM Pei’s pyramid.

What was one of your favorite exhibitions you curated?
I’m really excited about the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition at the Louvre.

Where do you head for a little R&R?
The Hotel du Cap in the South of France is a short plane ride from Paris and the ultimate place for being indulged.

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