3 for the Front Row. The Lion Queens.
Meeeow! All hail the Queens I would love in the front row for my New York Fashion Week show!
Caitlyn Jenner, Anna Wintour, and Beyonce make a nice trio of Kittens for the Catwalk!
The inspiration began with Anna and her iconic, yogic Eagle pose she curls into when in the front row.
I was struck how this pose reminded me of my favorite guardians in New York City, the row of Sahkmet goddesses at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Caitlyn came next…who else will be the Star of NY Fashion Week 2015? She declined to walk the runway and I don’t know if she is attending, however, this lioness deserves to lounge on the front row. The “Hello Kitty” on her dress was not planned…I just heard it in my head after drawing Caitlyn as a large kitty. In part this is due to the “Call Me Caitlyn” greeting that forevermore will be her mantra.
My image of her was also inspired, of course, by her Vanity Fair cover…
Beyonce is #3 Goddess, just for her bouncy all-around, wholesome goodness. That’s 95% of the crowd at Fashion Week and her golden dress and tresses from photos inspired her innocent “Me! Wow” meow comment.
The image of serene Beyonce while North West wailed was my starting point as I love her golden, ego-less, not-my-kid, put-a-drink-on-it, Lioness image:
On top of it all, the way each person rarely relates to the other, and affects an isolated “game-face” while sitting in the front row is as endlessly fascinating (sometimes more than) what pads by on the runway.
Today is the opening day of NY Fashion Week 2015…let’s see if this trio of Lion Queens becomes catwalk history!