Monday, July 12, 2010

UNDERSTANDING TODAY

Eleanor Lambert and John Tiffany, photo by Patrick McMullan


If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
-Pearl Buck

When my brother Thomas saw this picture, he told me that he really admired the fact that I moved to New York City and worked for "that lady with the turban." Later on, he told me he was impressed and inspired that I had done something I really wanted to do in my life - which was to work in fashion. I told him that one of the things I also really wanted to do was create a film project that would capture Eleanor Lambert, her life, and all of her accomplishments. He thought it was a great idea and said he hoped I would do it, I promised I would. This was the last conversation I had with Tom before he died on this day nine years ago.

Today, this project of telling the story of Eleanor Lambert has grown into a few big pieces. Not only is there the Empress of Fashion blog, but I am also in the process of producing a documentary and book on her incredible life. The response lately has been incredible!

I would just like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has logged on, sent emails, become fans of this blog, the FaceBook and the Twitter this first week! I hope you will continue to share this blog with your friends and come back in the days, weeks and months ahead as more will be shared and revealed...


3 comments:

maison21 said...

tom would be proud you are happy, and living your dreams.

kevin said...

oh Tiffy - was that really 9 years ago? I remember that horrible day like it was last month. Good for you for starting this project - the Empress of Fashion is a very good, close personal friend of mine, actually. So is the Empress of Paris - we're all very VERY close friends....

John Tiffany, NYC said...

I remember going to your place and crying that day! thank you for the comments... I have another friend who has a lot of royalty-like people in her back pocket as well....