Pat Kurs and her bordello dolls and Helmut Newton as Tarzan

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I am working on an article on my dear friend Pat Kurs. Last night I asked her to send me a few low  resolution jpegs so that her images could inspire me. Recently she had a show at Joyce Gallery in Palais Royal, these were on exhibit there.


All photographs by Pat Kurs, prints by Jennifer Gorman, Eyescamp

Pat worked as a stylist with all of the best photographers at a time when fashion was going full blast in New York. In fact that is when the two of us met. Helmut Newton was a major influence on her life and in an interview given a short while before he died, he dedicated a paragraph and a half to her and how much he appreciated working with her and receiving her poloroids.

The article will appear this spring in Issue-One Magazine, a new London publication.

Take care,


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.