If you’ve never heard of Gene Lemuel, that’s partly by design. Back in the early nineties, Lemuel was on a fast track to the A-list of fashion photography—shooting for The Face , scouted by Italian Vogue , hip-pocketed by Helmut Newton’s former agent
A trip down memory lane today had me thinking about punk and grunge in the early nineties. Following the spate of designer departures, we at Style.com were remembering one of the nineties’ most trumpeted (after the fact, at least) layoffs: Marc Jacobs’ firing from Perry Ellis, following his grunge-inspired Spring ‘93 collection. Hindsight’s 20/20: Today, Jacobs is near-untouchable, and that particular collection has gone down in history (or is it infamy?) as one with enduring appeal.