As I was doing the research for this post I truly understood just how spectacular Kristen McMenamy is. Looking through photos of her from decades ago is so inspiring! She seems to be able to almost act any character she is supposed to. From the rebellious tomboy to the attractive red-head, nothing is unreachable for her.
Seeing Kristen McMenamy put on such a spectacular comeback in the latest months just confirms this opinion. The grey hair trend is her "invention", and has being highly discussed. Acknowledging that she is a forty-something woman seems almost impossible. I personally find her looking even more fierce now than back in the days.
These are some collages I have put together. Considering there aren't so many pictures of her from daily life, most of the finds are editorial shots, ads or catwalk photos. Despite this (or because of this) her chameleonic personality shines through.
ph. via tfs
Some facts I have found over at The Fashion Spot... The Legend of Kristen McMenamy:
♥ Mid 90's , backstage at a Marc Jacobs show at the Puck building. Kirsten McMenamy in a Chanel mini-skirt, legs wide open doing a full on Sharon Stone. In front of the paparazzi.
♥ She once said :"With every step I take down the runway, I'm thinking "F*ck you! F*ck you, and F*ck you". Can you tell?
♥ She got off the crazy fashion merry-go-round to marry Miles Aldridge who she met in Karl Lagerfeld's car. The wedding was attended by the likes of Mr. Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, Manolo Blahnik,David Bailey, Boy George, Rupert Everett and Vivienne Westwood.
♥ After opening the SS05 Prada, Kirsten proceeded to hop up and down in place yelling "It's so great to be back!"
♥ This unlikely icon was a regular face in virtually every issue of the mainstream bible that is US Vogue during the mid to late 90's. And that was even with the shaved eyebrows.
♥ When asked why she stopped modeling, right at her peak she said "I've been on the Concorde with Karl in head to toe Chanel. What else is there left to do?"
Other Stylin' Girls:
♥ Stylin' Girl: Leith Clark. And Lula!