Way back in 1985 David La Chapelle shot this for Interview Magazine on Billy Beyond.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This is three decades old, the beginning of David La Chapelle's photography career. Interview Magazine commissioned him to shoot, I guess we were 'nouvelle couture' NYC style. In the 80's Billy Beyond and Josh Jordan use to have the "Disco Modeling School", this was the beginning of 'Voguing'.

Thanks to John Matheson and Billy Beyond.



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.