Monday, August 4, 2008

People We Love: Edwige Belmore

Edwige is so cool, she makes Edie Sedgwick look like Stephanie Tanner. Like Edie, Edwige was a total "it" girl (for lack of a less annoying term) but she preferred a leather jacket and riding pants to furs and chandelier earrings. Edwige spent the eighties hanging out with Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, running the door at Le Palace, walking for Mugler and Gaultier, posing for Helmut Newton, and bedding nearly every other style icon of her era including Grace Jones, Madonna, Patti Hansen, and possibly maybe Loulou de la Falaise. Damn. Edwige's style was totally killer; she was a punk who wore heels and Saint Laurent pantsuits with a safety pin in her ear. And her aforementioned leather jacket was a hand-me-down from Serge Gainsbourg, which probably makes it the coolest leather jacket of all time. Check out Edwige's supercool jacket and other excellent ensembles below.

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All crappy scans from GLU #6
(Never get an HP Printer/scanner combo, even though they're cheap and slightly less ugly than the other ones--IT'S NOT WORTH IT!)

For more on Edwige, check out Oliver Zahm's interview with her in the current issue of Interview

6 comments:

susie_bubble said...

Can't wait to read the new Interview.... it's getting very good isn't it?

WendyB said...

I remember her!

vintageflowers said...

hi just discovered ur blog!!! love it the vintage pics are amazing will go through ur archives right away!!!merciii

Juliet said...

I just ran to your blog, nice job!

juliet xxx

Liz Blair said...

I also am a Warhol fan. I'll have to take a better look at my latest copy of interview magazine. Is this the one with the cool picture of Marc Jacobs on the cover?

Chelsea said...

No, it's the one with Eva Mendes on the cover