As an editor at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Tonne Goodman made Americana look upscale. Her celebrity cover shoots and fashion-forward spreads incorporated elements of all-American style from sharp suits to Von Dutch hats. (They’re all chronicled in her new book, Point of View.) Goodman is famous for wearing the same thing almost every day — white jeans, dark top, a silk scarf, and loafers — so we didn’t ask her about clothes. But below, she talks to the Cut about the best pajamas, the secret to hosting a good party, and the one thing she’ll never wear.
How do you thank someone for a gift?
With a handwritten note on my Smythson stationery.
What would you never wear?
What’s your dream vacation?
A revisit to the Amalfi coast with Mario.
What’s a good book on your coffee table right now?
May I Come In? by Wendy Goodman.
Last show you binge-watched?
Secret to hosting a good party?
What is a trend that you like right now?
Freedom of choice — but it’s not a trend, it’s a birthright.
One you don’t understand?
Anything that’s a “trend.”
MoMA, since I was young, going there often with my mother.
Shoe you wear most often?
Suede loafers with a high vamp.
What’s your favorite space in your house/office/studio?
The corner of the living room by the windows, for reading the papers every day.
What’s your favorite…
Not sure, Diptyque perhaps.
Freshly cut grass.
I never wear socks. Just don’t like the feel of them — claustrophobic …
What are three photos that define your style?
White jeans, striped shirt, quintessential elegance.
Classing tailoring, for any situation.
All American, with attitude.
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