When actor Ben Stiller was getting back into fashion mode for the sequel Zoolander No. 2, he called Piccioli to ask for advice. “If you have socks, you are not fashion,” Piccioli told Stiller. “He said why? And I said shush. I said, ‘You don’t try to understand. You just do not wear socks.’ “And also, if you put your arms into the sleeves of your coat, you are not fashion. Don’t ask why. But do not carry your bag anywhere but here.” Piccioli folds his arm with his palm face up and points to the crease in his elbow. “If you want to be fashion, these are the rules.
When people want to take a meeting with me, I always make it at Coffee Shop; they can’t hear anything I say because I talk so soft, and I can’t hear what they’re saying, so it’s always a big ball of confusion, and no one gets anything done, so I think that’s successful.
The Delvaux gentleman is the kind of man who only has a pressed white shirt in his briefcase and a major contract about to be signed…All electronic devices, chargers or tablets travel separately with his deputy assistant.