The inimitable stylist breaks down her fall wardrobe, from the essentials that go the extra mile to the vintage finds that are at the top of her wishlist (hint: there’s old Céline—and lots of it).
“A fashion image has to say something,” Suzanne Koller, the Viennese, Paris-based stylist behind some of the industry’s most iconic editorials (who could forget the 100-page Self Service spread of Shalom Harlow and Raquel Zimmermann, or, more recently, the striking Zoe Ghertner-lensed portraits of ’90s supers Georgina Grenville and Amber Valetta?), once said. “And it has to live for much longer than a season.”
It’s a philosophy that extends to the M Magazine Fashion Director’s own enviable and enduring wardrobe, highlights of which she readily shares on Instagram. Alongside intimate, behind-the-scenes snaps from her latest shoots, there’s a Constance Hermès bag slung over a cocoa-colored sweatshirt, and a selfie in a monogrammed button-down from her ongoing collaboration with APC; worn-in blue jeans paired with black ballet flats, meanwhile, are captioned simply: #casualnonchalance.
Here, Koller breaks down her sartorial must-haves, plus, her go-to Paris destinations for udon, bouquets, and more.
Suzanne's Style File
"It's not a rule but a personal obsession. I am wearing only one color from head to toe: blue marine, grey, or beige."
Beige trench coat
White Air Force 1 sneakers
Sunglasses by Isabel Marant
APC Butler Jeans
Saint Laurent sandals
Uniqlo navy blue cashmere sweater
Uniqlo U t-shirts in white, grey, black, and dark blue
Birkenstock 1774 shoes (designed by me, coming out March 22
"A trench coat, as usual!"
"I collected Saint Laurent for over 15 years, and then sold it all (on Re-see!), but recently I am obsessed with vintage Margiela, Helmut Lang, Comme des Garçons, and Hermès bags—and old Céline, it works with anything."