At Home With Peggy Moffitt
The mission statement of CRUSHFanzine is simple: pure, unadulterated idol worship. Its first few issues focused on single objects of affection—Charlotte Rampling, model Arthur Kulkov—and for its latest, arriving in stores today, the broader and more various target: Women We Love. Those include Anjelica Huston, Amanda Lear, Chloë Sevigny, and Daryl Hannah, but the highlight of the new issue for me is legendary model and Rudi Gernreich muse Peggy Moffitt. Daniel Trese shot her at home, which might, with her collection of archival Gernreich, qualify as an L.A. museum of sorts; fitting, then, that Kaye Spilker, the costume curator of LACMA, was chosen to conduct the Q&A. Given our own recent magazine about rule breaking, I was most tickled by Spilker’s question of whether it was still possible to do anything shocking in fashion. “Well, I’m sure it is,” Moffitt said, laughing. “But I hope nobody asks me. I’d love to sit the next one out, because it sure is tiring.” The price of fame! A few shots from the shoot, plus an exclusive unpublished portrait, debut above.