“It’s a photograph dress, not a wearing dress. And that reminds me of a story. This man sold a thousand tins of sardines, and the buyer rang him up and said, ‘I’ve just eaten one of your sardines. It was disgusting,’ and this man said, `You fool, they weren’t eating sardines, they were buying and selling sardines.’”
Michael Chow on Tina Chow’s Fortuny dress, Vogue, 1973
Let’s also take a minute to appreciate his 1970s Knightsbridge pad and design collection – the Deco desk! The Mickey rug!
The film is out now on HBO and MAX.
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Michael Chow’s studio in Vogue via Liz Eggleston
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