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Catching up with Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2

A LIFE IN STYLE
Catching up with Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2

Dean and Dan Caten


 
Dean and Dan Caten

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Ever since Madonna wore a pair of mud-splattered Dsquared2 jeans in her 2000 video for “Don’t Tell Me,” designers Dean and Dan Caten, the only pair of Canadian identical twins to helm an Italian fashion house, have routinely dressed some of the world’s biggest pop stars. Their clients need no last names: Christina, Justin, Mariah, Fergie, and Rihanna, to name-drop a few. FLARE caught up with the buzz-generating party boys to talk about style, celebrity and what it takes to be a superstar.

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Dsquared2 with Rihanna


 
Dsquared2 with Rihanna

Dsquared2 with Rihanna


 
Dsquared2 with Rihanna

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Favourite catwalk moment of all time: “Our first women’s show in Milan—Naomi [Campbell] opened it for no money and everyone jumped on the bandwagon.”

Favourite model currently working: “Chanel Iman has a great presence. She has what it takes to be a superstar.”

Best Advice Received: “Be patient and do things at the right time. Walk don’t run.”

Favourite Fashion Photographer: “Steven Meisel. It was our dream to work with him and now we are.”

Favourite Campaign: “Steven Klein for our cottage country collection. It was a golden car wash with Naomi Campbell; it was kind of like a porno video.”

Style Tip: “Know your body and know what works for you. You have to pull off the look; the look can’t be pulling off you.”

Favourite Travel Destination: “We’re sun bunnies, we follow the sun. If we want to get away we go to the Four Seasons in Koh Samui, Thailand. Dan and I get our own rooms with a private pool that joins us.”

Most inspiring Country: “Japan because the Japanese love fashion, it’s a crazy city with great energy.”

Our Personal Style: “Uncontrived cool and accidentally chic.”

Actors with Best Style: “Milla Jovovich, Kate Bosworth, Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton and James Franco.”

Favourite Book: The Secret

Favourite Singers: “Diana Washington and Madonna”

Favourite Movie:Freeway with Reese Witherspoon. It’s a modern day story of Little Red Riding Hood.”

The woman we design for is: “Assured. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it.”

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