I have always felt, and more often than not experienced, that fashion starts conversations. Whether it’s a compliment from a stranger that turns into a friendship, or being able to say who you are without having to speak, fashion brings people together and opens doors.
This vintage sweater definitely created one of my favorite, and funniest, moments from the Fall/Winter 2016 shows, when Jonah Hill felt compelled to come up to me and have a full conversation about my “numbers” sweater. When he came up to me, he explained that his favorite number is 5, he would wear this sweater all the time and had to know where I got it.
Since it’s vintage, I had to break his heart, and explain that it’s one-of-a-kind, but he took it well and was so gracious in introducing himself as just Jonah and shook my hand. What’s the moral of this fashion story? Don’t be afraid to stand out in the crowd. You never know what doors it will open and fun experiences it will bring.