Joan says we’ve been bad

It’s true, we’ve been bad little posters recently. Joan disapproves. To make it up to her, we’re reprinting an excerpt from her January 1995 Proustian interview in Vanity Fair. Learn from Joan, everyone…

Q What is your current state of mind?

J Sanguine and reasonably content

 

Q What is your idea of perfect happiness?

J Peace – being in my villa in the South of France with my favorite man

 

Q What is your greatest fear?

J The thought of being stuck in the elevator in the Beverly Center with everybody watching and no one to bring it down

 

Q What are your favorite names?

J Valentino, Karl, Christian, Donna

 

Q Which historical figure do you most identify with?

J Marie Antoinette

 

Q What is your greatest extravagance?

J Travel and lawyers. The former I adore, the latter unfortunately, seem to dog me

 

Q What do you consider the most over-rated virtue?

J Political Correctness

 

Q On What occasion do you lie?

J To get out of a boring dinner party

 

Q What is your favorite occupation?

J Watching a Billy Wilder movie while eating Belgian chocolates

 

Q What is your most marked characteristic?

J Unbridled energy

 

Q What do you most value in friends?

J Loyalty and humor


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