Did you read the profile of Tyra Banks in Sunday’s NYT magazine?
At one point, Tyra asked an America's Next Top Model candidate (who was an English/American literature major) to pose like her favorite literary heroine. The model faltered, but I think the idea’s a good one.
So: in terms of modeling and fashion, what literary heroine (without geographical boundaries) would you pose as? How would you present yourself (standing, sitting, throwing yourself under a train [Hi, Anna K!])? And most importantly, what would you wear?
How about a postmodern version of Isabel Archer wearing Vivienne Westwood on the London Eye with a collection of Osmond’s bibelots beside her?
**From Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
**Illustration by Gladys Perint Palmer, Executive Director of Fashion at Academy of Art University, San Francisco