Born in 1098, at a time when women were removed from intellectual and creative life, Saint Hildegard was a composer, poet, philosopher, mystic, linguist, botanist and theorist of medicine. Hearst states that if the saint were born a man, surely all of us would know her name as we know that of Leonardo Da Vinci. The universal man conceived and designed by Saint Hildegard precedes that of Leonardo by about 300 years, in short, a perfect Renaissance woman definitely ahead of its time. Hearst chooses this character because the affinities are remarkable: Santa Ildegarda was an herbalist, a woman truly in tune with nature. It is no coincidence that green power is the other key element that dominates the entire collection, as the designer is passionate about the environment. After all, Hearst's efforts in terms of sustainable and conscious production are also one of the reasons why Chloé appointed her creative director last December.