By Hillary Latos
More than just your classic fashion designer and model as muse tale, Sophie Theallet and Veronica Webb began their lifelong friendship as teenagers at the beginning of their careers in Paris. Veronica was Azzedine Alaia’s model and muse and Sophie was the designer. Prior to launching her eponymous line in 2007, Sophie mastered the design process from the kings of couture, namely Jean Paul Gaultier and Alaia. Since her debut, Sophie’s collections reflect her undeniably French aesthetic, combined with a striking use of color on sensual silhouettes, which were met with praise and recognition from fashion insiders and garnered the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2009. To this day, Veronica symbolizes the woman Sophie loves to dress, and Sophie’s creations embody the effortless and timeless elegance that Veronica loves to wear. We caught up with the designer and muse in Sophie’s studio as she was preparing her upcoming collection.