How a mother is able to balance life and family is beyond us, but thankfully, we have role models like Katherine Ross to tip those scales. A wife, mother, and — she may cringe at our on-the-fly sobriquet — an international fashion whisperer? We're not sure how she does it, but this demure, laid-back beauty has elevated many a high-fashion label to cult status, from Prada and Balenciaga to Rodarte and Louis Vuitton, not without a little help from her friends, of course. (Diane von Furstenberg, Grace Coddington, and Stefano Tonchi are just a speed dial away.)
These days, the brand consultant is focusing her energy on L.A.'s culture circuit, helping stoke the fire between art and fashion — she's married to Michael Govan, the director of LACMA — so what better way to get to know her (and daughter Gabrielle Govan) than with a day at the museum? Tolstoy famously wrote, "Happy families are all alike," but, in this case, they're as singular as they come.
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