The Hamptons Best Dressed List: Whitney Fairchild

by Dena Silver

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What does it take to emerge as one of our favorite Hamptons style-istas? Passion, whimsy, individuality, and the capacity to inspire with just one look. Stay tuned all week long to see who made the cut! And it’s clear to see why Whitney Fairchild did! The designer is not only a regular on the Hamptons scene, but she’s got the wardrobe to prove it.

What do you hoard?

Who are the beneficiaries of your hand-me-downs?
Charities such as ARF, the Animal Rescue Fund.

What’s the most embarrassing item in your closet?
My super worn-out velvet slippers that I can’t bear to part with.

Where do you shop?
I like Lazypoint and Figue in Southampton.

What’s your most prized fashion possession?
A beaded shell necklace made by both of my sons.

Whose style do you admire most?
Carine Roitfeld and Daphne Guinness.

What’s the oldest item in your closet?
My first Levi’s denim jacket that I got when I was 12. It’s quite shrunken!

What’s the one thing you’ll never be seen wearing?
A velour tracksuit!

Do you believe in uniforms?
No. I prefer to mix things up.

What are you currently lusting after?
A wonderful Antonio Berardi lace-inset rib-knit black dress on Moda Operandi.

What’s your secret shopping source?
FirstDibs, for great vintage one-of-a-kind finds, as well as Vintage Shop.

Your closet could be described as…

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity and Mother
Underpinnings: La Perla
Luggage: Louis Vuitton
Stockings: Wolford
Workout garb: Lululemon and neon tops from Butterflies and Zebra
Jewelry: Whatever moves me!
Watch: Cartier Panthère

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