Saturday, February 11, 2017

La Rocka Modeling

Janice Dickinson, Cheryl Tiegs, Jerry Hall, Iman Abdulmajid, Patti Hansen, Anna Bayle, Beverly Johnson, Gia Carangi and Christie Brinkley populated the superstrata of high fashion modelling in the late 1970s. Their natural beauty was rendered flawless by the airbrush artists of Vogue. Designers such as Halston and Calvin Klein adored their haughty height. Men dreamed of meeting these goddesses of haute couture ala Studio 54, however another school of mannequins was fostered by the artist Neke Carson catering to the antipodes of disco, punk rock.

La Rocka featured new wave nymphettes more suited to the Mudd Club downtown scene than the commercial fantasies adorning the pages of slick magazines. La Rocka flourished like a mushroom set in the sun.

But I knew some of the girls.

Valda, Mary Beth, and Lucille were my superstars.

And still are in the chasms of my youth.

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