Peter Jensen spring/summer 2012
"Peter Jensen recently dedicated a book to his "improbable sisterhood" of muses, but it unfortunately went to press before the most improbable of them all could be included. His inspiratrice for Spring 2012 is the legendarily badass jazz-soul singer Nina Simone. Legend she may have been, but Jensen didn't hear of her till he moved to London and read about a woman who fired an air rifle at a neighbor when he complained about her piano playing. "My kinda gal," thought the young Dane. To a soundtrack of classical piano (the music Nina would have studied at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute had she not been refused admittance due to the color of her skin), Jensen offered an abstracted vision in fabric of the singer's life, from the pure white church-worthy outfits of her youth in North Carolina to the showy Lurex and satin pieces she might have worn to perform in jazz clubs around the world."
- Tim Blanks, Style.com