Octavia Saint Laurent, one of the trans women featured in Paris is Burning. She aspired to be as famous and versatile as model Paulina Porizkova
She was a project of a singer that did recordings yet her voice never went out to the people.
Died in 2009 after fight with both AIDS and Cancer.
Octavia Saint Laurent embodied the spirit that was and should be remembered as (Yves) Saint Laurent… Hence her chosen house name….
The poise, elegance, glamour, and opulence…. THAT is the true essence of Saint Laurent!
Yves built this house and reputation from the ground up! And let me say (truth is my first and controversy is my middle name), Hedi Slimane is NOT doing the house justice at all! Yves would NOT be happy with this louche, mall-grunge, rocker image he’s serving!!
Paris truly is burning!!