Peter JensenWith designs as colorful as the muses that influence him, Peter Jensen confronts the fashion world with a gentle dose of eccentricity and humor.

Peter JensenWith designs as colorful as the muses that influence him, Peter Jensen confronts the fashion world with a gentle dose of eccentricity and humor.

Issue 21

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Fashion

“I’ve never fit into the fashion scene as many other people do. I’m terrible at networking”

If an award existed for the least fashion–y man in fashion, Peter Jensen would win every year. It’s not the Dane’s fondness for corduroy trousers or his longing to live in the countryside with a rabble of dogs that would score him the title—although, admittedly, they’re both strong contenders. Instead, it’s the fashion designer’s unabashed niceness that sets him apart, and that resonates when designing clothes for a clientele he imagines to be an equally affable bunch. Ever since his first collection debuted at Paris Fashion Week in 2000, Jensen’s style of eccentricity has been worn by Hollywood’s most offbeat leading ladies: Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Lena Dunham, to name a few. Beneath the obvious whimsy of playful prints, his eponymous label promotes a pot...

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