Tuesday, January 12, 2016

David Bowie, Iman Redux

The designer Tory Burch inspired me to recall my time at Bergdorf Goodman, when beautiful, famous people like Iman, would come in to shop and to browse. 

I was, like everyone else, saddened to hear of the loss of David Bowie at the young age of 69, and while I never saw him perform, he was a huge influence on me and my friends back in the late 1970's. 

I can't even begin to imagine anyone more beautiful, graceful, or elegant than Iman.  The staff at BG was pretty much numb to seeing celebrities and selling to them, so we really never fawned over them.  We just tried to treat them like anyone else.  DB r.i.p.  DF *****  

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  1. In the early 90's I was working for a decorator in NYC who was hired by Mr. Bowie to decorate their apartment in the Essex House. Iman was so personable, and gave thank you presents to all involved upon completion of the project. Some might be surprised to know that the Bowie's lived quite formally with fine antiques, polished silver tea service, etc.. Very grand. Mr. Bowie at home, was a proper English gentleman. Lovely memories of them both, Very sad now to remember.

  2. Lovely! Perhaps she bought the gifts at BG !
    Thanks for taking time to comment.

  3. Dean, it is astonishing the people who cross our paths in life!
    They made such a striking and loving couple!

    The Arts by Karena
    Life Lessons: So Honored!

    1. Hi K,
      It really is...I for one love to contemplate the alternate reality that stars and celebrities live in. I'm re-reading Rearview Window, by Alana Hamilton Stewart, what a life! Some of the sweetest people on earth end up being devoured by the Hollywood machine. So interesting!