at the New York Transit Museum
I actually almost forgot about this, but last December, I got a call from a casting company asking Richard and me if we would be interested in working on a photo shoot for Vogue Japan April 2013 issue at the New York Transit Museum called The Vanishing Underground. It sounded like fun, so on a chilly morning we took a car service to the museum in Brooklyn.
We were both all dolled up in our most colorful duds. I wore one of my own color-block helmet hats and a great dress made out of silk scarves by Madame Matouvu. Richard had on his red and white check Kiton jacket that if it wasn't cashmere, and had not cost an arm and a leg, would look right at home on your flamboyant, cigar-chomping uncle in Boca.
This is Liya Kebede, the Ethiopian supermodel who starred in the shoot.
India is the red-haired girl on the far right.
Liya Kebede has her own fashion line called
Lemlem which means "to bloom" in Amharic. Clothing is made
from hand-spun, woven and embroidered fabrics in an
effort to preserve the art of traditional weaving in Ethiopia.
The supermodel has also created a foundation
to enhance maternal health around the world.
Liya poses with David Agbodji, a lovely man from Paris.
We chatted in French when he wasn't posing.
Mr. Richard Cramer made it into a photo. I did not.
I guess my outfit was too extreme.
Liya wore clothes by Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Balmain, Tom Ford, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs. Here she is wearing a spectacular jumpsuit and carrying my vintage, velvet clutch (hard to see in the photo.) Like a pig sniffing out truffles, the Fashion Editor came over to me and asked if I had any handbags in my tote. Of course I did.
My bag appeared in Vogue Japan!
But I did not.
We were not allowed to take any pictures
but I sneaked this shot of the accessory table.
This shot for Vogue shows Liya, her husband,
Kassy Kebede and their kids. Love it.
Richard and I each received $100 for the day's work.