Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Tina Chow

"Tina Chow was an internationally renowned model and a fashion icon in the 1980s. In 1972, Tina married Michael Chow who owns the Mr.Chow restaurant chain.

Michael and Tina Chow were among the most famous New York celebrities, making many friends among the Big Apple's art world, including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

During an estrangement from Chow, she had affairs with Richard Gere and a bisexual French fashion arbiter Kim d’Estainville. From d’Estainville, she contracted HIV, becoming one of the first heterosexual women to become infected with the disease that would eventually end her life.

Chow died of AIDS on 24 January 1992, at the age of 41.

Her couture collection was sold in 1993 by Christie's in New York. "

I never knew about Tina Chow before today. What a life.

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