Friday, 24 July 2015

Halston, Gucci...


Farewell to another of the "creators of the 70s", Studio 54 stalwart and friend to the famous and infamous, including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Madonna, Elio Fiorucci.

From his obituary in The Telegraph:
Fiorucci stores were fun...[the] flagship on Manhattan’s East 59th Street near Bloomingdale’s was known as the “daytime Studio 54" not only because it had its own resident DJ, but because of all the clubbers who met there to drink (free) espresso and trade gossip before the evening got going.

Jackie Onassis, Cher, Lauren Bacall and Elizabeth Taylor shopped there – as did Terence Conran and Marc Jacobs. Andy Warhol was a regular and launched Interview magazine at the store in 1980. The New York drag artiste Joey Arias (who then wore his hair punk-style) was the store manager and occasional star of Fiorucci’s “live” window displays – which also featured such crowd-pleasing attractions as a model reclining in a zebra-striped bathtub, reading smutty paperbacks and blowing bubbles at passers-by.
Divine decadence...

Elio Fiorucci (10th June 1935 – 20th July 2015)

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