Mar 052014

Steven Meisel was the instructor of an evening drawing class I took at Parson’s School of Design in 1980-81. He was just on the cusp of his own international fame as a fashion photographer.

Blair was our favorite model. She was diminutive and adorable, and had more sense of style and was more inspiring to draw than any willowy Wilhelmina model.

Meisel’s mantra? “Fuck it up!”

We did, delightfully following orders.

gesture 1

gesture 2/3

blair – urchin

blair on blue

blair on magenta

blair on red

blair – overcoat

blair – black leather jacket