This is always a bittersweet issue. It’s a celebration of the best (with a dash of the quirkiest) we offer to be sure, but it’s sad that the honorees are no longer with us and can not appreciate being featured in this glorious way. Here’s the cover of the New York Times Magazine for Dec. 27th, The Lives They Lived, and also a tribute from me to Irving Penn (a rearrangement of his flower photograph from inside the magazine) in appreciation of his indelible contribution to fashion photography.
“Designer, those are some catchy tunes you’ve been humming this week.”
“I know! Ellie Greenwich’s songs from the early 60’s are fun to sing and nice to work along to.”
“I bet Naomi Sims would have looked striking in your poppy dress.”
“Oh thank you, I wish she could have tried it!”
“There are so many inspiring people featured in this week’s The Lives They Lived issue: doctors, politicians, union organizers, journalists…. Here’s hoping we can also do and be our best, in the decade to come.”