Supermodel 101: Penelope Tree

The coolest of the Swinging Sixties It girls by far. “Hot, hot, hot. Smart, smart, smart.” This is how John Lennon described the effortlessly cool, aloof Penelope Tree. Once the girlfriend of photographer David Bailey, she got her start after being photographed at one of Truman Capote’s infamous soirées. Absolutely striking, with large, round, doe eyes and chiseled rosy cheeks, there is no face like hers. When I first saw her I was enthralled by how odd looking she was, like a tribal, sage alien from a jungle on some far away planet. A fucking icon. Which Tree is your favorite? Photos: David Bailey, Richard Avedon & Clive Arrowsmith.

Warhol Quarantine Edition

Pick three roommates.
Mine:
Liza Minelli
Basquiat
Mick Jagger

Weekend Warhol

Which weekend warrior would you hang out with? I’ll take the Jagger’s for one million please. The Lennon’s would be too political for my Saturday shenanigans. Photos: Andy Warhol