Glamour Italia, mid 90s
Photographer : Michel Comte
Models : Brandi Quinones, Helena Christensen & Monica Bellucci
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Naomi,Atelier Versace Spring 1992
Pat Cleveland as Josephine Baker
Stylist: Richard Haines
Art Director: Richard Bernstein
Andy Warhol Interview, New York
Photo: Pelito Galvez
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A Glamtastic Flashback: The Legendary Mounia Orosemane for Christian Lacroix Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 1987
A Glamtastic Flashback: Backstage beauty from “Le 1973 Grand Divertissement à Versailles” Fashion Show, on 28 November 1973. Legends, Alva Chinn, Bethan Hardison and Pat Cleveland are wearing Stephen Burrows.
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"Le blanc met les formes": Kadra Ahmed Omar by Christophe Cufos for Vogue Paris 1995
"Light, Action, Glamour!", ELLE US, November 1985
Photographer : Gilles Bensimon
Model : Gail O’Neill
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#Donyale Luna #vintage
Donyale Luna (January 1, 1945 - May 17, 1979) was the first notable African American fashion model and the first black cover girl. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the title role inSalome.
Despite the parentage stated on her birth certificate, she insisted that her biological father was a man with the surname Luna and that her mother was Mexican. According to the model, one of her grandmothers was reportedly an Irishwoman who married a black interior decorator. Whether any of this background is true is uncertain. In the mid 1960s, a relative described Luna as being “a very weird child, even from birth, living in a wonderland, a dream.”
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Luna appeared in several films produced by Andy Warhol (including Camp) and Federico Fellini (Fellini Satyricon). She also appeared in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, the Otto Preminger comedy Skidoo (in which she was featured as the mistress of God, who was portrayed by Groucho Marx), and the British documentary Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London. Salvador Dali considered her one of his favorite models.
According to Judy Stone, who wrote a profile of Luna for The New York Times in 1968, the model was “secretive, mysterious, contradictory, evasive, mercurial, and insistent upon her multiracial lineage — exotic, chameleon strands of Mexican, American Indian, Chinese, Irish, and, last but least escapable, Negro.”
Media interest in Luna’s racial heritage seemed to cause her enormous discomfort and in interviews, she tended bristle when she was described as black or Negro. (“She’s white, didn’t you know?” a boyfriend told Stone.) When Stone asked her about whether her appearances in Hollywood films would benefit the cause of black actresses, Luna answered, “If it brings about more jobs for Mexicans, Chinese, Indians, Negroes, groovy. It could be good, it could be bad. I couldn’t care less.”
In the late 1960s, in an interview, she expressed her fondness for LSD: “I think it’s great. I learned that I like to live, I like to make love, I really do love somebody, I love flowers, I love the sky, I like bright colors, I like animals. [LSD] also showed me unhappy things — that I was stubborn, selfish, unreasonable, mean, that I hurt other people.”
Luna died in Rome, Italy, in a clinic, after a drug overdose.
Filmmaker Jennifer Poe is working on a documentary about Luna and Pat Hartley, who were the only black women to be part of the Warhol studio.