Sun Dawei's Proust Questionnaire

The Chinese fashion designer, who created his brand Dawei after being the artistic director of Cacharel and having working for Balenciaga and John Galliano, was one of seven fashion designers invited as part of the First Franco-Chinese Fashion Meetings in Spring 2018. He answered the Proust Questionnaire for Doors.

What does perfect happiness mean to you?

Things going smoothly as planned.

What do you fear most?

When things don’t go as planned.

Votre principal défaut

La procrastination. 

What do you hate about yourself most?

Sometimes I procrastinate.

What do you hate most in others?


What is your current mood?


What kind of virtue do you think has been overestimated?

Many Confucian ethical values.

Is there anything about your appearance that you are not satisfied with?

I put on weight easily.

What kind of people do you most despise?

I can’t stand charming people.

What kind of people do you most despise?

I can’t stand flattering people.

What quality do you most like in men?

Going all out for something.

What quality do you most like in women?

Toughness and endurance.

Do you have a personal mantra?

I say, “not bad” quite a lot.

What talent would you like to have?

The talent to manage.

Is there something you would like to change about yourself, and if so, what is it?


Where would you like to live?

In a farm in the countryside surrounded by mountains and water.

What is your most precious thing?

Family and friends.

Who is your favourite author?

I like historical books.

Which historical figure do you respect most?

The 15th century Chinese philosopher Wang Yangming

Who is your hero?

My wife.


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