May 11, 1982 - July 13, 2013
“Don’t listen to it. Crows are all liars. I know a story about a crow.”
“I hate your stories.”
“I know a story about a boy who hated stories. I could tell you about Ser Duncan, the Tall. Those were always your favorites.”
“Those weren’t my favorites. My favorites were the scary ones.”
“Oh my sweet summer child. What do you know about fear? Fear is for the winter, when the snows fall 100 feet deep. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides for years, and children are born and live and die all in darkness. That is the time for fear, my little lord, when the White Walkers move through the woods. Thousands of years ago, there came a night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts, and women smothered their babies rather than see them starve, and wept and felt their tears freeze on their cheeks. So is this the sort of story that you like?”
RIP Margaret John.
The film projection of Irere, Alexander McQueen S/S 2003
McQueen, as well as being a fashion designer, art-directed many photoshoots, he art-directed many films, and this film formed the backdrop to the collection “Irere” that told the story of a shipwreck at sea and a subsequent landfall in the Amazon. And it was peopled with characters like pirates, conquistadors, and Amazonian Indians. The film was shot by John Maybury and depicts a moment when a woman falls overboard in a dress that’s referred to as the “shipwreck dress.” As she’s floating down in the ocean, the strands of chiffon get tangled around her legs and arms like seaweed.