You can’t choose your family, but this lot would pick each other if they could. Today is the International Day of Friendship, so we look to the brother-sister business partners, husband and wife tag-teams, best friends, muses, mums, dads and sexy offspring who are each other’s lifelines, sources of inspiration and support handles. Life is a game best played in good company. Start picking your team!
Superstar designer + superstar stylist = superpower. This pair of original fashion fans met at a Louis Vuitton dinner in the year 2000, which Katie gatecrashed. Now editor-in-chief of LOVE, Katie has worked with Marc on shoots and shows for the last 12 years, creating some of the most iconic imagery and dreamy catwalk experiences in fashion history.
What were your first impressions of Marc?
That he's extremely warm and generous; he always says "we" when talking about work which is kind of unusual in fashion. I can't think of anyone who credits the people he works with as much as he does.
What's your favourite feature of Marc’s?
I wouldn't say it’s necessarily my favourite thing, but I do like his extensive Prada wardrobe. We have many items that are the same. We also have the same shoe size. And he does have very good tattoos. And I love Neville his dog.
What have you learnt from him over the years?
To pay attention - his attention to detail, fabrics and leathers is super impressive. I notice that I'm the same when it comes to detail on the magazine, and I think he's taught me to look carefully at accessories and clothes.
Can you describe him in five words?
Clever, warm, handsome, fit and kind.
What was the moment when you thought: now we're friends, not just colleagues?
Probably in Shanghai dancing to Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen with Yves Carcelle - that was really fun.
If you were on a magic carpet ride with Marc, where would you go?
Rio - we've never been together but we both like it a lot!
Photography Boo George courtesy of LOVE