Older models: Leslie Winer
Reluctant eighties supermodel-turned-musician Lesley Winer is the striking new face of Vivienne Westwood. With strong, androgynous looks, American-born Winer was big in eighties fashion, friends with Warhol, Burroughs and Basquiat and
married to Adam and the Ants bass player, Kevin Mooney. Blimey, I’d buy her autobiography. Disillusioned with modelling, by the end of the decade she’d moved into music. Working
with Sinead O’Connor before going on to record her own debut album Witch – often acknowledged as a precursor to trip-hop.
The song lyrics, ‘What I look like is more important than what I do,’
reflecting Winer’s feelings about the fashion industry. Fortunately,
she’s over all that now and back in front Juergen Teller’s lens for Dame Viv’s
Now based in Paris, here’s a fantastic photo of Winer with Farida Khelfa:
She’s the perfect Westwood muse.
|Photos: Vivienne Westwood, District MTV & BBC.|