What car does he drive? or does he just walk around Paris to stay lean.
I'd put him on a vintage Porsche.
>I RECENTLY SAW A MOVIE FROM THE '80S THAT I’D BEEN IN AS AN EXTRA IN A GOTH NIGHTCLUB SCENE. I HAD JUST MOVED TO L.A. FROM A SMALL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOWN AND WAS STARTING TO BLOSSOM INTO THE EARLY STAGES OF GOTHDOM. I WINCED AT MY NAIVE AND VULNERABLE FACE TRYING TO LOOK HARD AND WORLD-WEARY.
>GOTH WAS GONNA BE MY ANSWER. IT WAS GOING TO CONFRONT EVERYONE AND DECLARE ME. I WAS GOING TO DIVE INTO A WORLD OF SIN AND EXOTICISM THAT I’D READ ABOUT IN HUYSMANS “AU REBOURS” AND “LA BAS” IN MY PARENTS' LIBRARY AT HOME. I WOULD LAY A BLACK GLITTERING TURD ON THE WHITE LANDSCAPE OF CONFORMITY.
>I DROVE A BLACK T-TOP CAMARO. THE STEREO BLASTED SISTERS OF MERCY, MARLENE DIETRICH AND WAGNER. I WORE MY GLOVES AND JEWELRY TO BED IN FULL MAKEUP. I LIVED ON BLACK BEAUTIES AND CIGARETTES. I LIVED IN A FRIEND'S STUDIO BY THE RAILROAD TRACKS THAT WAS ACCESSED BY A FIRE ESCAPE TO THE ROOF. PERFECT FOR CAPES.
>AS THE YEARS WENT BY, THE INSECURITY AND ANGST STARTED GIVING WAY TO SOMETHING MORE DIONYSIAN AND SELF-DESTRUCTIVE UNTIL FINALLY, AFTER ALL THE DARKNESS, I REACHED A CLEAR-EYED GYM-QUEEN CALM.
>LATER, THE MAIN REASON I TOOK A JOB AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR WITH THE REVILLON FUR MAISON IN PARIS WAS ITS DIRECT LINEAGE TO GLAMOROUS, DECADENT, FIN-DE-SIECLE PARIS, MY NE PLUS ULTRA OF HIGH ARTIFICE. IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1763. SARAH BERNHARDT PROBABLY WORE A REVILLON FUR WITH THE TAXIDERMIED BAT SHE WORE IN HER HAIR.
>I WAS STILL ATTRACTED TO THE SAME AESTHETIC, BUT IT NOW HAD A LAYER OF AFFECTION. ALL THOSE YEARS OF DOOMED IDEALISM SEEN IN THE DAYLIGHT OF ADULTHOOD SEEMED RATHER SWEET. AND POIGNANT. EVERYTHING BLACK I EVER WORE AGAIN OR PUT ON A RUNWAY WOULD BE WITH A LOVING WINK.
>AND I FINALLY SEE THE LINES OF DISSAPATION IN MY FACE THAT I SO DESPERATELY WANTED IN MY YOUTH.
GOAT designer interview:
One thing glazed in this interview: Michele is actually way, way more based than Rick.
Before the Les Deux Cafés/sportswear years, in some order I can't quite determine, she was a stripper, defense attorney, film producer, cabaret performer, and the personal protégé of Gilles Deleuze, probably the greatest philosopher of the 20th century and definitely the greatest continental.
She is. The abysmally short memory and misogyny of the, especially 'Net, fashion crowd.
On the other hand, she doesn't seem to care much for publicity now, and most of her endeavors are with Rick under the umbrella of OWENSCORP. Or, at least the ones I know about.
I think there's an element of this same, again supremely based attitude with her:
>I encountered a woman who was friends with the only Situationist not expelled by Debord, the enigmatic, infamous Gianfranco Sanguinetti. “What is he up to?” I excitedly asked. “What does he do now?” She shrugged, and coolly, disdainfully, said, “He lives.”
(Rachel Kushner, discussing her research for The Flamethrowers)
Michèle Lamy lives, I think.
Does anyone have pictures of her designs? This is the only one I can find, and only because the model is an early-career Milla Jovovich.