V Magazine: High Society
In the “Who comes up with this stuff?” sweepstakes, we have to hand the prize to V Magazine. In its upcoming “New York Issue,” V gathered up a gaggle of “notable NYC social women” (Barbara Bush, Minnie Mortimer, Maggie Betts, Allison Sarofim, Rachel Roy, Shoshanna Gruss, Dr. Lisa Airan, and Byrdie Bell) and handed them over to veteran photographer Terry Richardson, who dolled them all up as if it was 1978 and took a series of pretty amazing shots.
We first have to give it up for these ladies, who took quite a risk agreeing to do this. Terry doesn’t always make his subjects look glamorous (or even good) to say the least, and the clothes weren’t always the most flattering looks. As for the clothes, bravo again to the styling. This isn’t the 1970s as seen through a 2010 lens. This IS the 1970s, especially the Manhattan 1970s look.
Editorial: “High Society”
The City in the 70’s had Lauren, Bianca, and Marisa, Who Knew Everyone, Went Everywhere, and Looked Fabulous Doing So. These Days Manhattan is Still a Girl’s Club but Its Members Aren’t Just Sitting Pretty – They’re Producing Films, Launching Fashion Lines, and Making New York a More Beautiful Place One Face at a Time.
Photographer: Terry Richardson
Styling: Jay Massacret
Featured: Barbara Bush, Minnie Mortimer, Maggie Betts, Allison Sarofim, Rachel Roy, Shoshanna Gruss, Dr. Lisa Airan, Byrdie Bell
[Photo Credit: vmagazine.com]