Fashion icon Nicole Miller\u2019s clothing designs are known to emphasize elegance and luxury, with just a dash of punk-rock rebellion. Last year, she brought these same sensibilities to a different industry: wine.\r\n\r\nHere, we check in with the style matriarch to discuss her collaboration with Bordeaux\u2019s Ch\u00e2teau Auguste, and how the worlds of fashion and wine pair as well as lobster tails and a chilled glass of her ros\u00e9.\r\n\r\nWhy did you make the jump into wine from the fashion world?\r\n\r\nWell, they\u2019re not that far [off] from each other. They intertwine all the time.\r\n\r\nAnd I am French, so wine was something I grew up with. We always had wine at the dinner table... I accumulated a lot of French friends here in New York over the years. [One] happens to be a wine distributor, and during one of our \u201cfranglais\u201d conversations...he said, \u201cI think we could make you a ros\u00e9. Would you be interested?\u201d And I was like, \u201cAbsolutely.\u201d\r\n\r\nHow did you decide to work with Ch\u00e2teau Auguste?\r\n\r\nMy friend, the wine distributor [Jacques Azoulay], has several really strong relationships with multiple chateaus...Auguste among them. We did a lot of research and went on some tours and, eventually, we realized that Auguste was the way to go. I know ros\u00e9 is traditionally made in Provence, but I think Bordeaux, where Auguste is located, is actually superior.\r\n\r\nOur vintner is Damien Landouar, the famous French winemaker from Ch\u00e2teau Gaby in the Canon-Fronsac appellation, so my ros\u00e9 is in good hands. I have good friends!\r\n\r\nHave you been able to bring your fashion skills to your ros\u00e9?\r\n\r\nWhen we were discussing what to put on the label, I had two ideas: One was to go with my old-school idea of conversational, putting grapes and vines, maybe little bottles and glasses all over the label. The second was to go the opposite\u2014clean and modern.\r\n\r\nI opted for the latter. Ch\u00e2teau Auguste\u2019s own label is filled with grapes, vines and florals. So I wanted a real departure from that, something to give my ros\u00e9 visual distinction. I think it looks modern and cool, and I also love that it's mostly reminiscent of my own dress label.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDo you think this ros\u00e9 is going will eventually affect your clothing line?\r\n\r\nI'll have to do a line of pale pink dresses now, won\u2019t I? Ha! It\u2019s funny, pink is not my favorite color to wear. I don't mind it as a color, but it\u2019s not a color that I normally would wear myself.\r\n\r\nHow do you think trends affect the wine world, especially ros\u00e9?\r\n\r\nI think wine is trendy, just like everything else, and ros\u00e9 is no different. If people hit on it at the right time, it becomes a viral thing, like it has recently.\r\n\r\nOurs has been successful this last season, so hopefully it will latch on in the way other ros\u00e9s have. Because, excuse me, mine is just better.\r\n\r\nWhen did you become acquainted with ros\u00e9?\r\n\r\nIt was probably the summers in Saint-Tropez, going to those beach clubs, the long lunches, always so magical. And a cooled ros\u00e9 was always available.\r\n\r\nOnce, years ago, I was staying in Saint-Tropez and had the chance to go to a wedding at Ch\u00e2teau d'Esclans in Provence. I tried their ros\u00e9, which is famously excellent, and couldn\u2019t get enough. Ros\u00e9 has been in my life for a long time.\r\n\r\nWas ros\u00e9 ever at the dinner table when you were growing up?\r\n\r\n[My mother] certainly drank ros\u00e9 later on in her life, but growing up, no. We never had ros\u00e9 in the house.\r\n\r\nBut I don't think it was popular back then, certainly not how it is now. Ros\u00e9 is everywhere these days. I just think mine happens to be a particularly excellent one.\r\n\r\nHow involved did you get in the creation of your wine?\r\n\r\nMostly, for my part, it was a lot of tastings, a lot of testing batches, until we found the exact right concoction. I trust my own tasting acumen, but I trust my vintner\u2019s even more.