As I travel and have traveled around the world, I am often asked who has influenced me the most. Of course there are many places and people who have and it is hard to site one thing or one person but I still think of the year I worked with Hubert de Givenchy. Givenchy, the French designer is a true genius. In many ways a humble man that was kind and generous to us when he visited our offices in New York as I worked for Martex in the mid eighties. He also was the perfect host when we visited his studio in Paris and his home Le Jonchet in the Loire region of France. His true love of his art, his passion for design and his personal style will always inspire me in everything I design...he is a legend and is very much alive today. Thank you, Hubert for sharing your love of life and beauty with me.