Gaia Repossi

Artistic Director, Maison Repossi. Paris

Gaia Repossi has been revered by the industry for her creative eye, minimalistic aesthetic and ability to infuse a family business with a dose of modern creativity. At the age of 20, Gaia assumed the role of Artistic Director to her family's famed jewelry house, which was founded in 1925 by her grandfather. Even after three generations, the Repossi house continues to be an influential force in the fine jewelry world. The Repossi name has been synonymous with effortless style and classic pieces that have withstood the test of time. Her youthful influence took the eponymous heritage brand into a new generation by sourcing ancient, Art Deco and other influences and seamlessly transforming them into a modern age. Gaia's takeover saw the brand's collaboration with today's top tastemakers; in 2010, she debuted her "Burned Gold" collection with cult-fave Alexander Wang for his F/W '11 show and also her collab with (another industry-fave) Mr. Joseph Altuzarra for his F/W '11 show. With a background in Fine Arts (she majored in archaeology and anthropology), it's easy to see how Gaia's background has translated into thoughtful collections, which are enriched in and inspired by "ethnic silhouettes and tribal" accents. And there's one thing we love more than anything - her minimalistic aesthetic rings true in her own wardrobe. That being said, it should come as no surprise that she's a Philophile (like us) through and through. As walking G.R. models ourselves — we don't leave home without our Berbère rings — we totally can understand why Gaia's goods have been the go-to for stylists (Carine Roitfeld is a fan) and celebs alike. But don't be fooled by her black and white-infused closet; there's pops of florals in the form of a bra, blouse and jacket blossoming from the depths of her wardrobe. But, in all fairness, they are all Céline creations.