Star Struck Style

Zoe-Kravitz-in-Iris-van-Herpen-LRGZoe Kravitz for British Vogue (source:

June 5 is Iris van Herpen’s birthday.

I saw this photo on Instagram the other day and immediately declared it the best fashion photo of the year so far. I know that we’re not even halfway through 2019, but it’s going to take something very special to beat it. It was no surprise to see that the image was captured by legendary Gemini photographer Steven Meisel (who also has a birthday today).

The dress was instantly recognizable from Iris van Herpen’s S/S 2019 collection. I briefly discuss the couturier in the Aquarius chapter of “Star Struck Style,” comparing her to Aquarius fashion icon Paco Rabanne, but I didn’t mention her zodiac sign. If I remember correctly, I wasn’t able to confirm van Herpen’s date of birth a couple of years back when I was finishing my book.

With the birth date now…

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