RIP Zelda Kaplan

My photo of Zelda Kaplan at the Richie Rich fashion show, February 10, 2011

Dear Shaded Viewers,

For those who haven't heard, 95-year-old socialite Zelda Kaplan fainted (into the lap of Fashion Calendar's Ruth Finley) and died in the front row of the Joanna Mastroianni show yesterday during New York Fashion Week. Very sad but at least she went out in high drama doing something she loved. I was always impressed that Zelda went out in New York every night. On those rare nights when I was actually out late and would see Zelda emerging from a club, perfectly poised and having a ball, my friends and I would always remark, "I hope I'm still doing that when I'm her age!" Well, I'm not even doing it now! What an inspiration. RIP dear Zelda.


Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.