Red Picasso from Pat Kurs

Dear Shaded Viewers,


Pat`s career started in adolescence at the Joffrey School of Ballet where she studied the discipline and grace of becoming a ballerina. _Pat always had a unique and original personal style and a passion for beauty of every type – flowers, art, clothes, dance. Her varied interests twirled her into the fertile world of fashion in the 70`s. _She became a prominent figure on the New York fashion scene. _Her uninhibited flair and style was often documented by Bill Cunningham for the N.Y. Times. Professionally, Pat developed a knack for bringing fashion shoots to life with her enthusiasm and talent. She became sought after to contribute to advertising campaigns and editorial shoots with photographers Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Patrick Demarchelier, Bill King, and Bert Stern. Throughout this period Pat was also known for her meticulously crafted sequin geometric constructions used by Gene Moore for Tiffany`s window displays. She also pioneered work with the SX-70 Polaroid camera. Her extraordinary, sexually charged vignettes combining antique dolls, jewelry and the bodies of her circle of friends appeared in the SX-70 Art Book published by Lustrum Press in 1978, edited by Ralph Gibson. Recently, Pat has contributed her unique vision and taste to Brazilian Vogue, collaborating with editor Danniel Rangel, who was responsable for getting her the 2005 show at the Joyce Gallery in the Palais Royal in Paris. Diane Pernet whose blog,

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.