Cherry Vanilla at The Ritz on Valentine’s Day 1985

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I met Cherry in NYC in the 80’s. She performed for the CFDA before a fashion show that I was part of.Someone sent this to her today and she passed it on to me and knowing how everyone cannot seem to get enough of the 80’s, I thought I’d post it for you.

Cherry is currently working on her biography that no doubt will be turned into a film.


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.