Tina Chow
Tina Chow
Tina Chow was an internationally renowned model and a fashion icon in the 1980s. She was also a member of the International Best Dressed List from 1985. Chow was born Bettina Louise Lutz; in Lakeview, Ohio. Her father, Walter Edmund Lutz, was an American of German descent, while her mother, Mona Lutz (née Furuki), was Japanese. Walter Lutz met Mona Furuki on Christmas Day 1945, while serving with the United States Army in occupied Japan.
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The Minority Model: The Not-It Girl - Hyphen Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
A handful have graced us with their talent in the past: Anna Bayle (1970s), Irina Pantaeva (1990s) and even past Asian American models such as Marie Helvin (1970s), Tina Chow (1980s) Kimora Lee Simmons and Jenny Shimizu (1990s)
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TSE Resort 2012 - Women's Wear Daily
Google News - over 5 years
Tse pre-fall line was inspired by Tina Chow and the minimalist designers of the Eighties. For the house's 20th anniversary, Tse took its signature cashmere in the most avant direction yet. Tse¿s spring collection was cool and clean
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China steps out on to fashion's front pages - New Zealand Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
A handful of models of Asian origin, such as Tina Chow, have been celebrated in the West before. More recently, Du became the first Asian model on the cover of French Vogue and has walked for Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent
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中国超模与中国的奢侈品消费市场 - 解放牛网 (博客)
Google News - almost 6 years
更早些时候,一些亚洲模特在西方也取得了成功,比如周天娜( Tina Chow)。而前些年杜鹃也成为了首位登上法版《Vogue》封面的亚洲模特,她也为华伦天奴,伊夫圣罗兰这样的顶尖品牌走过秀。 《纽约客》形容何穗在拉夫劳伦秀场
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PULSE | WHAT I'M WEARING NOW; The Art Judge
NYTimes - over 6 years
CHINA CHOW, the host and a judge of ''Work of Art: The Next Great Artist,'' which will have its debut June 9 on Bravo. WHAT I'M WEARING NOW A cream Jasmin Shokrian dress, Louboutin shoes and a woven bamboo cuff with amethyst pebbles inside that my mother, Tina Chow, designed. With jewelry, I either do it or I don't. I'm not into little rings and
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FACE; Power Pout
NYTimes - over 7 years
THE LOOK PRETTY '80S ''EIGHTIES GLAMOUR'' was Pat McGrath and Luigi Murenu's edict before the Gucci show. Murenu added volume to the front of the hair and kept the sides and back tight and straight. McGrath channeled Tina Chow as well as the photography of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin with strong but pretty eyes and cheeks and perfect crimson
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The Boyfriend Suit Makes a Comeback
NYTimes - almost 8 years
LONDON -- Is it fashion's passion for the 1980s? Or just a strong statement from women who have had enough of girly dresses? Whatever the reason, the pantsuit is back. But this time, it is a taut boyfriend jacket and slim trousers worn with hands plunged into hip pockets. International designers creating this strong trend include Stella McCartney,
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POSSESSED; East Meets West in a Blurred Embrace
NYTimes - over 12 years
IT'S a testament to the disfavor in which ambiguity is held in Western culture that the word blur is nearly always a slur. Really, isn't it all a blur? ''Western thinking is much more about black and white,'' said the fashion designer Derek Lam, himself a fuzzy cross of cultures -- the product of a defiantly Westernized Chinese father and a
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BOOKS OF STYLE; Blessed as the Best
NYTimes - almost 13 years
ULTIMATE STYLE The Best of the Best-Dressed List By Bettina Zilkha Assouline, 183 pp., $55. BEGUN as a publicity stunt in the 1940's by Eleanor Lambert, who was otherwise known as the fairy godmother of American fashion, the best-dressed list quickly transcended its own boosterism and grew into, first, a visual record of the socialites of the time,
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BOOKS OF STYLE; The Longest Party
NYTimes - over 13 years
So80s A Photographic Diary of a Decade. By Patrick McMullan (with an introduction by Jay McInerney and commentary by Michael Musto, Tom Ford, Tama Janowitz and others). powerHouse Books, $60. PART yearbook, part memento mori, ''so80s'' is as much an ode to a vanished Manhattan as it is to the decade that killed it. From the beginning of the Reagan
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STYLE; The New Guard
NYTimes - over 13 years
Benjamin Cho's: ''strapped'' chiffon blouse, far left, is indicative of the 26-year-old designer's sensibility: a penchant for prettiness wrapped up in ribbons, bows and even barnacles. Blouse, $840, and wool satin pants, $700. At Language, 238 Mulberry Street. Maria Cornejo: (her cape-sleeved jacket, $696, and skirt, $365, second from left) puts
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Front Row
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Changing Partners at Tuleh In the fall of 1998, Josh Patner and Bryan Bradley founded a fashion house based more or less on the idea that life is a mint julep and the urban professional woman had for too long refused to take a sip. They loathed androgyny and solid colors and all that the modern wardrobe had become. So they came up with Tuleh, a
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For the Hip-Hop and Fashion Set, An Entire Wall of Mirrors
NYTimes - over 16 years
ON a recent weeknight in August, the commotion at Mr. Chow belied all conventional thinking about what goes on in New York during the very end of summer. Presumably, nothing goes on -- and the kind of nothing involving no ones -- because all the someones are busy doing nothing somewhere else. But here's how the somebody map of Mr. Chow, the eatery
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The Chow Dynasty
NYTimes - almost 18 years
The stingy reference to Tina Chow in Nell Scovell's article (April 25) about Michael Chow sent chills down my spine. How disrespectful to Tina's memory and how cold! Tina may well have been a ''social firefly,'' but she was a lot more. She was a style icon of the late 20th century whose creative contribution to the success of the Chow empire should
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SHOPPING WITH: CHINA CHOW; Mirror, Mirror, Who's the Best Dressed of All?
NYTimes - almost 19 years
FOR a woman who refuses to talk about her boyfriend, China Chow sure brings him up a lot. Ms. Chow, a petite brunette with big brown puddles for eyes, won't confirm whether she's dating Mark Wahlberg, the well-muscled star of the 1997 film ''Boogie Nights,'' but she'll drop hints as heavy as telephone books about him. ''I can't do anything on
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BACKSTAGE WITH: Roxanne Lowitt; Phantom of the Soap Opera
NYTimes - almost 19 years
ROXANNE LOWIT sat in her Greenwich Village apartment applying a coat of blackened-red lacquer to her nails -- her single concession to vanity and a hurried attempt to get into the spirit of the glittering evening ahead. But before the paint had dried, she was grabbing her camera, darting into the street and speeding uptown by taxi to Roseland to
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AT THE MOVIES; A Legend, Continued
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Terrence Malick has legendary status here for two things: the movies he has made, and the movies he has not made. Mr. Malick, a former journalist and philosophy professor, burst into the film business in 1973 with his stark and moody drama ''Badlands,'' which helped propel the careers of Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. He followed that in 1978 with
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In Los Angeles, a Modern Muse
NYTimes - almost 20 years
In the way that all roads in Los Angeles lead to a freeway, all trails of style here seem to lead back to Lisa Eisner. It isn't just that both Tom Ford of Gucci and Isaac Mizrahi have cited her as inspiration. She's also prescient about all things in style here. For instance, the Rat Pack may be in vogue again, but four years ago, Ms. Eisner bought
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Fashion's Future Is Today's Brat Pack
NYTimes - almost 21 years
IT was a Thursday night, and four stylish young women had made their way to a favorite table in a corner of Cafe Tabac, a trendy East Village restaurant. There, George Wayne, a talented writer for Allure magazine, was serving as the host for a party in honor of the new haircut for the supermodel Marcus Schenkenberg. If this absurdity gave the women
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tina Chow
    FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 41
    Chow died of AIDS on 24 January 1992, at the age of 41.
    More Details Hide Details She spent her last days at her home in Pacific Palisades, California. Her couture collection was sold in 1993 by Christie's in New York.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 21
    In 1972, Tina married Michael Chow, who owns the Mr. Chow restaurant chain.
    More Details Hide Details During her model career she was photographed by Cecil Beaton and Arthur Elgort. They have two children, a daughter named China and son Maximillian. China, born in 1974, is a model and an actress. Maximillian was born in 1978. 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, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Mary Boone, and Henry Geldzahler. She was also a friend of Paloma Picasso and Manolo Blahnik. She was drawn by illustrator Antonio Lopez. 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Born
    Born on April 18, 1950.
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