Another icon has been dimmed. Octavia St. Laurent, who was one of the stars of Jennie Livingston‘s seminal 1990 voguing documentary Paris Is Burning and who more recently graced Wolfgang Busch‘s update film How Do I Look, passed away on the 17th. I’m waiting on details, but in the meantime let me tell you that Octavia radiated sheer sweetness as she pursued modeling, singing, and activism, all with the glow of a goddess.
Wolfgang Busch just sent me his sentiments on this loss, and I want you to read them while striking a pose of real sadness:
WALKING FACE IN HEAVEN WITH THE ANGELS.”