Carine Roitfeld and Azzedine Alaïa Agree: ‘There’s Nothing Less Chic Than a Woman Who Borrows Clothes’

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"I think it's terrible to wear borrowed clothes," Roitfeld tells V magazine. "I don't think it's chic. A couple of years ago, Azzedine Alaïa loaned me a coat that I wore to New York. It was photographed a lot, and everyone wanted to buy it afterward. When I went to return it, Azzedine said, 'No, you keep it. There's nothing less chic than a woman who borrows clothes.'" Related: Exclusive Preview: Carine Roitfeld’s Drag Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor in the New V [V]