Designer and TV personality Alex Perry is as well-known across the ditch as the glamorous, high-profile women he dresses.
One of Australia’s most iconic fashion designers, Alex Perry’s signature is all-out glamour, with his red carpet gowns and celebrity front rows. Since launching his label in the 1990s, he has gone on to become an Australian fashion personality – appearing as a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model and Project Runway Australia, and outfitting the likes of Miranda Kerr, Megan Gale and Charlotte Dawson. He also recently released a new collection of glasses for Specsavers, with dramatic Victorian and Oriental influences. His own style is suitably glamorous, with a current penchant for Tom Ford suits. He gives Viva a peek into his stylish world.
Ultimate luxury is … Travelling around the world.
The most glamorous woman I know … I can’t pinpoint one, there are so many. Women all have their own particular brand of glamour and style, and it never ceases to amaze and inspire me. I revel in it, love to watch them, be around them and take inspiration from them.
My earliest fashion memory … An aunt of mine, Jenny, she was so beautiful, so well-dressed.
I remember her in a black pencil skirt, high black stilettos and a cashmere knit. So chic!
The most treasured item in my wardrobe … Last year I bought my first Tom Ford suit. The cut is impeccable, I feel like a movie star when I wear it. I’ve never spent that much money on a suit before, but it was something I did to reward myself. I figured I deserved it.
My most recent fashion purchase … I just bought some Thom Browne shirts online at Barney’s New York. Best shirts ever! They should arrive any day now …. soooo excited.
Next I want to buy … A dark navy Tom Ford suit.
I think every guy needs a killer black suit, two-button, slim-cut, in his wardrobe. They make you look and feel expensive.
My favourite stylish places … I love the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Like my suit, it makes me feel like a movie star.
My highest moment … Every time I’m with Mary, my family and the people I love.
My ultimate muse has to be my wife Mary. She is instinctively the most glamorous woman I know. Even in old jeans and a ponytail, there is something beautiful and glamorous about her.
I collect … I don’t understand collecting things. I’m not that attached to objects.
I’m at my happiest when … I’m with the people I love, when they make me laugh, when I’m sharing things with them. It’s all about your family, closest friends and love.
By Zoe Walker
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