"We grew up in a world where it was ok to exchange ideas with other people, and it wasn’t so rigid, and it's like what you said about the new wave and punk movement, it was much more raw and tougher and it was about a bunch of people who had something to say. It wasn't so boxed in and so pre-fabricated. It was something very organic and cool and very hard, you know, which is great."
Marc Jacobs in conversation with Maripol, excerpted from Little Red Riding Hood.
I know, I know. You already own the Maripol book of Polaroids so why this remixed module? And I know you are sick of hearing how rebel/clever/cool/anti and visionary, Keith and Madonna and Jean Michel and Debbie all were in the High 80's . But what makes "Little Red Riding Hood" pulse as such an inspirational tome is the hidden narrative , previously unheard, of how the 19 year old French art school student named Maripol moves to New York and writes herself into the secret history of her era. That story is red hot, as the cover intimates and TI loves nothing more than the fringe influence dressed up as cultural icon. In fact this book cover looks so much like the best album cover Madonna never did. But perhaps I speak too soon.