Odd timing or a sign of the times? In the same week that Celine unveiled its SS15 face as Joan Didion, on Thursday night Saint Laurent revealed its own similarly accomplished campaign star: 71-year-old Joni Mitchell. Part of the Saint Laurent Music Project and shot by creative director Hedi Slimane at Mitchell’s home in Bel Air, California, the singer appears in three images wearing Saint Laurent’s leather cape, country hat and folk tunic. Granted, it’s not the first time Saint Laurent has used an older non-model
Iris Apfel is in the news so often these days that I thought it’s high time for us all to get to know her better and profile her on this site. She is a perfect example of how you can still be very active and hip at old age. It’s hard to believe that Iris Apfel is already 93 years old!
Born Iris Barrel in Astoria, Queens, New York, Apfel is the only child of Samuel Barrel, whose family owned a glass-and-mirror business, and his Russian-born wife, Sadye, who owned a fashion boutique. She studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman, Apfel worked for Women’s Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson.
Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.1
MICHELE LAMY is a woman of many talents. Muse and inspiration to husband Rick Owens, sought-after stylist and celebrated fashion figure, her latest collaboration with jeweller and long-term friend Loree Rodkin - Hunrod - confirms what we already knew: she is one cool custom.