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