n°195/ Tina Chow

November 2016

by Nathalie Azoulai

Born from a German-American father and a Japanese mother,Tina Lutz became a popular model, the face of Shiseido, Yves Saint Laurent and Issey Miyake while she collaborated with Helmut Newton and Cecil Beaton. Marrying the British-Chinese chef, Michael Chow, she was propelled on the 1980s party scene. Her glam androgynous style announced Tilda Swinton’s except that she died from Aids and will always shine as one of the symbols of the hard-partying 80s.

 Tina Chow