A few questions for … Giorgio Ifantidis Giorgio Ifantidis is the heir apparent to the Oleg Cassini line. A while back he wowed the crowd at the Board of Visitors Holiday Luncheon. His dazzling designs are reminiscent of early 1960s’ elegance. Shortly after the show we caught up with him at Dillard’s in Scottsdale Fashion Square, where he answered 10 questions for us. Who are your favorite designers? Valentino and Gianni Versace What do you consider the greatest hour for your profession? The 1950s. There was no decade that was as glamorous.
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Where would you like to live? In New York. I’m very happy there. Who inspired your craft? My mother, who owned her own store. Who are your heroes? Everyday heroes, such as the firemen and police of Sept. 11. On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? When I’m telling my friends a story. What’s your worst habit? It was smoking, but now that I’ve quit, unfortunately it’s eating. What’s the hardest part about your job? Timelines and deadlines. There is nothing worse. What’s your most cherished possession? A gold English pound my mother gave me. It’s my good luck charm. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? Oleg Cassini, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy, my mother, Gianni Versace, Melina Mercouri and my nephew.
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