Kate Moss backstage at John Galliano Spring/Summer 1995 photographed by Roxanne Lowit
"When I started shooting, I was the only photographer backstage," Lowit said. "No one thought it was interesting. But to me it was where you got to see the magic unfold, where the transformation occurs."
"There was hardly any security, it was easy to sneak in. No one stopped me or even looked my way twice. I had free reign."
"Nowadays there is a ton of PR and security, no one wants to let you in and once in you only get 20 minutes, you cannot stay for the whole show. I must have made it look good because now there are a ton of photographers backstage, swarming around the models all trying to get the same shot."
"I know that many people love the shot of Kate Moss in the white suit and hat at Galliano, people are always asking to have their picture taken with it."
“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’”
Book Burning Memorial
'In the center of Bebelplatz, a glass window showing rows and rows of empty bookshelves. The memorial commemorates the night in 1933 when 20,000 “anti-German” books were burned here under the instigation of Goebbels. There's a plaque nearby that says something like “Where they burn books, they will also burn humans in the end.” '
Reblogging in honor of Banned Books week.