If Zac Posen does indeed start designing furniture, then we have an inkling who might lend a helping hand: Boyfriend Christopher Niquet.
Niquet is a French stylist who got his start at Self Service magazine in the late nineties, and has worked in the business ever since, styling shoots for (among others) Another Magazine, Dazed & Confused, US Elle and Purple, as well as campaigns for Karl Lagerfeld, Hermes, A.P.C. and, of course, Zac Posen. But according to Niquet, he may be changing track soon. “I think I will do more interiors now,” the sought-after-stylist told us last night at the opening of the new Z Spoke store.
Apparently it all started when good friends Alexa Chung and Tennessee Thomas recently moved to Manhattan and the stylist began helping them decorate their apartments. Anyone who has met Niquet can tell the man has impeccable taste, and so it’s no surprise that before he knew it, he was helping Chung and Thomas source furniture and pick out textiles for their respective apartments.
“It’s great with Alexa because she doesn’t need to spend any money at all on clothes–no, I think she gets it all for free!” he told us last night, laughing. “I was at a shoot with her recently and she took like a trunk home full of clothes and I said, is this normal? And she said, yeah pretty much.” Cue the jealousy…
“But anyway,” he continued in his adorable French accent, “She doesn’t have to spend very much on clothes so she can spend more on furniture.” And how pretell is Miss Chung decorating her new digs? “Alexa’s is very Ladurée, you know. Very Marie Antoinette.”
While Chung will still be splitting her time between London and New York, Niquet thinks we could really use her stateside. “I hope she stays,” he said. “The British have enough cute It Girls over there. We need her here!”
Well there’s always the Kardashians…”I know, I can’t believe the hysteria surrounding their wedding!” the Frenchman exclaimed last night. “But honestly, I worked with Kim on a shoot before and she was very gracious, very nice to work with.”