Tupac Shakur photographed by David McLean during fashion week in Milan, June 1996.
The Versace shows always had the best guests. Milan was a rock and roll circus, and Versace was always at the top of it. I knew Tupac was in town and would be walking in the show, so I just waited outside to get his picture. And sure enough, afterwards, he came down the road – Via Gesù – with one bodyguard, wearing this incredible leather outfit. At the time, Tupac was famous in America but he wasn’t really famous in Italy. But some people just have an aura, they stand out from the crowd. Tupac was very sexy, very attractive: he was wearing this fierce Versace waistcoat with his tattoos and beautiful eyelashes. That’s what the aura was. I ran after him, and I got three shots.
Favorite royal wedding look of all time has to be Alexandra Miller to Prince Alex von Fürstenberg in 1995. The gown is custom Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld and she is wearing the Fürstenberg “Ears of Wheat” jewels, consisting of a tiara and many brooches.
Firstly, I admire that it isn’t another Grace Kelly reinvention like her sister’s Valentino dress that same year. Nothing wrong with that but it’s trodden.
Onto Alexandra’s dress, I could gush about it forever. The structure. The fit. The sparing use of lace. In terms of the ensemble, nothing is being overpowered and it isn’t too ridiculously busy. I think the modest boquet and hairstyle were wise.
What puts it over the top for me is the ornamentation, how incorporated and beautifully arranged the jewels are: pinned onto the bodice, the sleeves, even the hem. It’s reminencient of old school royal brides in all their finery, literally dripping with jewels. Wheat is such a beautiful jewelry motif.