Monday, 3 November 2008


Tina Chow in Chanel jewelry

Tina Chow by her friend the illustrator Antonio (aka Antonio Lopez)
Both images very kindly supplied by Dr. Gilmour

Tina Chow photographed by Cecil Beaton in 1973.

Photographed by David Seidner in 1988 wearing her crystal and bamboo jewelry.

Tina Chow by Andy Warhol

Tina and Michael Chow

The American beauty of Japanese and German extraction that was Tina Chow. She was the muse of minimalism: sleek, clipped hair, minimal makeup, a daily uniform of white T-shirts, black Kenzo trousers, and maybe one of her bamboo-wrapped crystal jewels. The epitome of all that was fresh and captivating about the 80s.

Sadly, her life would be cut short by the specter of the 80s, AIDS. Tina Chow died on 24 January 1992 at the age of 41.

Now playing: Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
via FoxyTunes



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Pigtown-Design said...

she was such an interesting woman.

lady jicky said...

Another fascinating woman. I loved her chunky jewellery she desingned and I really admire a woman who collected Fortuny clothing - she looked magnificent in them.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

She was so beautiful, wasn't she?