Posts Tagged ‘Steven Meisel’
Today is March 31st. It is 5 days after what would have been my mother’s 76th birthday. She died unexpectedly just over a year ago. I am very sad and I miss her very much and today I am feeling very melancholy. She was just the most amazing woman — so kind and warm and loving and generous and fun and funny and full of life. I wish that I could give her a tribute. She deserves one. I don’t know what it would be, but I’d love to think that I could actually write a book.
Anyway, I was sitting here surfing and going through folders of images and editorials I had collected and I came across Steven Meisel’s haunting and beautiful tribute to the late Yves Saint Laurent, Silent. And then I started thinking about Alexander McQueen. What a sad and tragic loss. It just makes it all the sadder because he took his own life.
Why do artists always have to be so tortured? And I mean that as an honest and sincere question. I suppose it’s because the most talented artists put all of themselves into their work. They bleed for their art. They are sensitive and emotional and delicate. I was an actress for a long time and to be really good at it, you have to completely strip away your outer layer and make yourself as vulnerable and open as possible. That’s some scary shit. And fashion is really no different. When you look at McQueen’s clothes, you can see him in it. He certainly left a legacy in the world of fashion that will live on for generations to come, I am sure.
So, since I have no tribute of my own, I will give you Steven Meisel’s. To Yves Saint Laurent, Lee Alexander McQueen, and Betsy Hansen, my Mom.
from Italian Vogue, August 2008; images from slideshare.net.
I just need to share with you all this amazing editorial photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia (Dec 07) I happened upon it via an equally amazing blog, Inspire the Starling. (via XS.com)I wish I knew the stylist, prop stylist, hair & mu to share with you as well. I’m drawn to look at every tatoo, each pattern, the perfectly glossed lips over and over again! Genius!!