Milan is not ruled by a red-carpet or glittering social scene, but by fiercely talented tribes, each excelling in its particular pursuit of excellence. These architects, designers, retailers, businessmen and food experts are the true celebrities of the city. Some are natives, other transplanted, but they all have a special affinity for this town.
The city's powers of persuasion increase dramatically during the Salone when the creative cliques take centre stage and put on a show like no other. In honour of Milan's greatest moment, wallpaper.com talks to the dazzling local stars and ask them about their hometown and asks their thoughts and advice on tackling the Salone.
Read our interviews with Milan's premier food aficionados
Read our interviews with some of the Milan's leading resident architects
Read our interviews with a few of the most prominent names in the city
Read our interviews with our selection of Milan's top residential designers
Read our interviews with some big names that have set up shop in the city