We love our True Fashionista fashion community. Thinking of the whole reminds us that it’s not just designers and models who make the magic happen; it’s a varied pool of talented stars, both in front of and behind the camera and the sewing machine, creating art and helping to spread the word.
We pause at the end of 2022 to shine the light on the lives that the fashion world lost this past year, and the acts of kindness and opportunity in which they had a hand. They shaped many of the styles you shop for when you visit True Fashionistas consignment store Naples. Here we pay tribute to those talented individuals who contributed so much to the industry during their time with us.
REMEMBERING FASHION ICONS WE LOST IN 2022 – ANDRÉ LEON TALLEY, VOGUE EDITOR, AGED 73
Best known as editor-at-large of Vogue Magazine from 1998-2013, André Leon Talley rose through the ranks for many years before assuming the title. He was Vogue’s fashion news director for many of the eighties, then its first African-American male creative director from 1988-1995. Regarded as a True Fashionista fashion icon, stylist, and fashion journalist, he was also noted for supporting up-and-coming designers and advocating for diversity in the fashion industry. At the same time, his trademark capes, kaftans, and robes cemented him as a trendsetter. Talley also served on the judging panel for several seasons of America’s Next Top Model, appeared in Sex in the City the movie (2008), and has written several books, including a memoir.
REMEMBERING FASHION ICONS WE LOST IN 2022 – LUCINDA HOLLINGSWORTH, MODEL, AGED 85
You may not be so familiar with her, but Lucinda Hollingsworth lit up the covers of Vogue and Glamour as a model from 1956-1959. Born in Long Island, she signed with Ford Models after high school. She also modeled for Monet Jewelry, Revlon, Chanel, Balmain Parfums, Gilbey’s Vodka, and Tricosa knitwear. Following her modeling career, Hollingsworth designed her clothing, did volunteer work, and indulged in antiquing and gardening, lifelong passions. Hollingsworth was an unforgettable face of her generation. Think of Ms. Hollingsworth while you shop for Chanel at True Fashionistas, the best designer consignment store.
REMEMBERING FASHION ICONS WE LOST IN 2022 – PABLO MANZONI, MAKEUP ARTIST, AGED 82
Models wouldn’t look half as good to the world without makeup artists. One of the industry’s finest passed on in 2022. Born into an upper-class Italian family, an inexperienced Manzoni landed his first job at Elizabeth Arden in Rome. He soon made a name for himself, working with notables. He also collaborated with True Fashionista designers, creating fantastical cosmetic styles to enhance their work and play up the fantasy element. In 1965, a year after moving to the U.S. and joining Elizabeth Arden’s New York office, he received the inaugural Coty Award. “Elizabeth Arden’s Pablo has done for makeup and the makeup man what Kenneth did for hair and the hairdresser, he has lifted cosmetics from an accessory executed by who knows to an important component of fashion executed by a star,” wrote Priscilla Tucker, a Herald Tribune News Service writer in 1965. Added Vogue when he joined for his debut May 1964 issue, “The great Pablo is now here.” True Fashionistas, Naples’ best consignment store, is here for you to shop and find greatness.
REMEMBERING FASHION ICONS WE LOST IN 2022 – PATRICK DEMARCHELIER, FASHION AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER, AGED 78
A self-taught photographer born in Le Havre, France, Patrick Demarchelier incorporated natural grace and elegance in his art. He worked closely with Grace Coddington at British and American Vogue, and in 1989 he became the personal portraitist of none other than Diana, Princess of Wales. He received many awards from the French Ministry of Culture and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “Photographers have to make the clothes look fantastic. That’s why we get paid,” he said in a 2012 interview, “and I have positive eyes.”
REMEMBERING FASHION ICONS WE LOST IN 2022 – PAMELA ROOKE, AKA JORDAN, PUNK ICON, AGED 66
It’s as individual as it gets. The self-named Jordan created a character and launched it full force into the punk rock music and style revolution of late 70’s London. Jordan, nee Rooke, was born in Sussex and kicked out of school for her adventurous sense of style. After a brief stint at Harrod’s, she joined Malcolm McLaren’s extended family, working in and becoming the face of his shop Sex. Jordan was drawn into the orbit of McClaren’s bands, the Sex Pistols, and Adam and the Ants, and along the way became a star in her own right, appearing in the highly controversial first airing of the Sex Pistols’ ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ video on British national television. Her moment happened, writes Liam Hess, “when she was standing at the front of the crowd in a T-shirt that read ‘only anarchists are pretty.’” Punk rock is SO True Fashionista!
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