Jacquetta Wheeler (source: Pinterest)
October 16 is Jacquetta Wheeler’s birthday.
In my new book, I refer to many celebrities from the world of fashion. Some of them are virtual household names, and some are a little more obscure than others. For instance, I reference this Gucci campaign from around the turn of the century starring Jacquetta Wheeler in the Libra chapter. I know that most kids today won’t know who Jacquetta is, but most kids won’t be reading my book because it’s 105,000 words long. I know my audience, and it isn’t people who can’t concentrate on anything longer than the caption of an Instagram post.
Anyway, Jacquetta made a great muse for Tom Ford back in Gucci’s golden years. Ford was trying to expand his repertoire by mining the sixties in this collection, and Jacquetta sort of looked like Twiggy. Yet Jacquetta was much taller. To me, she…
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