Saturday, 18 February 2012

Long live a legend...

As some of you will know Zelda Kaplan passed last week whilst on the FROW of Joanna Mastroianni's show at New york fashion week.
For those of you who don't, Zelda was pivtal part of the fashion and art world and a very prominant member of NY society- basically a living legend- a Gertrude Stein of the 21st century (in a dashiki.)
At 95 she was one of the most stylish and invested members of the fashion community, frequenting all shows during fashion week and regularly partying at NY night clubs as a piece of the furniture... she was the epitome of fabulous.
Her life is a colorful tapestry of luxury, glamour and philanthropy- she campaigned through Africa bringing to light the issues surrounding female genitalia mutation.
A keen activist and humanitarian, Kaplan's only other passion was fashion.
By living a life that one can only dream to aspire to- Showing that you can love and appreciate the beauty of fashion whilst still understanding the importance of giving a voice to those unable to speak out.
I for one will miss seeing the variety of African print dresses and the absolute lust for life that seemed to ooze from her very being.


  1. She passed away? That's so sad. I remember reading a article about her and I remember myself saying "Such an impressive women"... :(

  2. I know, it is a real tragedy- such an inspirational women we can all learn so much from xx