Keith Lissner is a favored designer of the youthful social set in New York City who is sure to rise to high ranks among American fashion powerhouses. Prior to starting his own line, Keith designed for Perry Ellis (the same company where Marc Jacobs got his start) and Ralph Lauren. KiptonART's Zev Eisenberg interviewed Keith to discuss his inspiration, favorite New York spots and current fashion trends we could go without.
When did you decide to become a designer? What was the first look you ever designed?
This may sound cliché, but it was the first time I saw Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. The costumes in the scene at the races (and that amazing hat she wore) made me realize I wanted to create this type of beauty in the world....
Image: Designer Keith Lissner