On 13 July 1985 the world tuned in to Live Aid. Well, everyone that is except photographer David Hiscock, make-up artist William Faulkner and a handful of models handpicked for their weird and wonderful looks. At the time I was fashion editor of BLITZ magazine and we were shooting a story devoted to beauty that […]
“I can afford a blemish on my character, but not on my clothes,” says Shelby Carpenter, played by Vincent Price in Laura, Otto Preminger’s 1944 film. When actors are questioned about the process of getting into character they invariably cite that the right pair of shoes or gloves, a strict corset or a comfy cardigan […]
THRILLED to announce the opening of my exhibition of old and new work in response to BLITZ magazine at Paul Smith, 9 Albemarle Street, W1S 4BL. 22nd November-13th December 2013.
Just off to go and do a talk at Bath Spa University about the 1980s – from Blitz kids to As seen in BLITZ. It’s called BEAUTIFUL FREAKS! But as they say, ‘Le Freak, C’est Chic!’ From top: *Promotional card for the Blitz club c. 1980 *Front cover As seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80s […]
Ghostly, erotic, nostalgic, disturbing, mysterious, disorientating and alluring in equal parts, Deborah Turbeville’s photographs appear like frozen frames from a film yet made. This image featuring fashion designer Jean Muir and models wearing her designs was taken in 1975 and was used for the invitation to the private view of The Narrative Works (Photographs 1975-1997), […]
Now that fashion editors the world over have trooped back home from the Spring/Summer 2014 collections, most that most will take with them (aside from the freebie designer handbags and that gorgeous little thing from Colette/10Corso Como/Club Monaco – delete where applicable), is a shopping list of trends. All those shows and all those frocks […]
I have just spent the past week at the Fashion Museum in Bath doing mannequin makeovers (pins, paint and Elnett) for Richard Lester’s latest book documenting the museum’s legendary Dress of the Year collection. I’m told the book will be a ‘deluxe study’ of the unique scheme – each year a prominent fashion expert is […]