Sunday with Alexandre Mattiussi: ‘Now more than ever I’m desperate to party’
How does Sunday start? With coffee and a cigarette at 9.30am, although I probably shouldn’t say it. I put on Radio Nova – a French station – and jump in the shower. I try to spend Sunday mornings at home, recovering both from a busy working week, and the night before.
Was it a late one? Almost certainly. I like to party, now more than ever I’m desperate to. Today we are confined to apartments – the only place we are allowed with lockdown – but I need those connections: time spent with music and talking to loved ones until the early hours or later.
In the summer there’s nowhere better for a picnic than Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
Do you cook? Not a chance, I’m awful. I live in the Ninth District, close to the Sacré-Cœur. I’m surrounded by amazing restaurants. Les Petits Gros is my go-to, a great spot to eat and drink a little more than you should. And in the summer there’s nowhere better for a picnic than Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
Do you work? On Sundays not officially, but I always have the same energy. We work so much it’s hard to break that rhythm. Around fashion week we don’t do weekends – I’m dedicated to the collection. During those periods I’ve got no idea what day it is, only when friends invite me to party and – to my regret – I can’t join them.
Sundays growing up? I was born in the Normandy countryside. I spent time with my family, exploring rivers and forests. It was idyllic. I see my friends raising kids in the city and see how hard it can be. Meanwhile, I spent my Sundays watching the seasons change, uninterrupted.
Night in or night out? Sunday evenings I’m out, just like when I arrived in Paris from the sticks 20 years ago, fresh-faced and excited. There’s an energy to Parisian restaurants with their terraces, it’s why we’re so excited for things to be reopening. Head to the Marais, sit back and enjoy it.