Wednesday, 20 October 2010

VINTAGE MODEL ... 'Gothick' ? ... or just the wife of Sir Cristopher 'Dracula' Lee ? ...

Lee has her sights firmly on the future. And along with top model Hannelore Knuts, she tackles the camera once agai
We have stopped time. And invited into a fantastic garden - in every sense of the word - two stately beauties. Lady Birgit Lee and the iconic Belgian model Hannelore Knuts did not know each other and met through Tim Walker during a shoot.

There is no story to tell, but rather a meeting, a moment suspended between nostalgia for the future and a nod to the past. Lady Lee and damsel Hannelore are sisters of style, icons of a certain idea of elegance, which is both understated and dramatic. And before the clock started going back, we asked a few questions to Lady Lee.

"Don't waste your time: get on with it!". Lady Birgit Lee - her friends call her Gitte, short for Brigitte - has very clear ideas on how to deal with life: things need to be done by putting all one has into them. "I realize that the worst aspect of aging is that you have less time to do all the things you have not yet done. That is, you're running against time, knowing from the outset that it's a lost battle".

Maria Grazia Meda, Vogue Italia, October 2010 (n. 722), p. 344-353

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