Michaela Bercu by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue November 1988
“It was November 1988, and starred the gorgeous Israeli model Michaela Bercu, photographed by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Michaela was wearing an haute couture Christian Lacroix jacket with a beaded cross, all very ‘Like a Prayer,’ and stonewashed Guess jeans. The jacket was actually part of a suit, but the skirt didn’t fit Michaela; she had been on vacation back home in Israel and had gained a little weight. Not that that mattered. In fact, it only served to reinforce the idea to take couture’s haughty grandeur and playfully throw it headlong into real life and see what happened.
“What none of us expected was to run that picture on the cover, least of all the magazine’s printers, who called up and asked with some consternation, ‘Has there been a mistake?’ I couldn’t blame them. It was so unlike the studied and elegant close-ups that were typical of Vogue’s covers back then, with tons of makeup and major jewelry. This one broke all the rules. Michaela wasn’t looking at you, and worse, she had her eyes almost closed. Her hair was blowing across her face. It looked easy, casual, a moment that had been snapped on the street, which it had been, and which was the whole point. Afterwards, in the way that these things can happen, people applied all sorts of interpretations: It was about mixing high and low, Michaela was pregnant, it was a religious statement. But none of these things was true. I had just looked at that picture and sensed the winds of change. And you can’t ask for more from a cover image than that.”
— Anna Wintour on her first issue of Vogue
Hey! I know it’s been months, but I have a good reason, I’ve been working on a very large project. But I’m happy to say that it’s almost finished, I’d say, tentatively, that it’ll be posted within the next two weeks.
Do you wonder why Dylan didn't take of his hat before he killed himself since he already made a small pile of his belongings?
He wore that hat so often that it was as if it was an extension of his head or like his own hair. He likely did not think to remove it in the midst of readying himself for death.
Incidentally, he also did not remove his onyx ring which was on the hand he wore the left glove. All jewelry items belonging to Mr. Dylan: the triple cross earring, the beaded cloth necklace, the silver pocket watch, the onyx ring (only mentioned as on his being in the autopsy report) and his sunglasses were never items accounted for in the 11K along with all his other belongings that were recorded on the belonging intake sheet such as his ball cap. It’s a mystery, yeeeah…