Before Madonna and Cyndi Lauper, there was Viv Albertine
Viv, T-shirt from shop, Sex, photograph: Ray Stevenson Viv, age 16, courtesy of the author Viv Albertine is not a household name, but Madonna, Kurt Cobain, and Carrie Brownstein have all been inspired by her. In her memoir “Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys
Steven Meisel (born June 5, 1954) is an American fashion photographer, who obtained popularity and critical acclaim with his work in US and Italian Vogue and his photographs of friend Madonna in her 1992 book Sex. He is now considered one of the most successful fashion photographers in the industry, shooting regularly for both US and Italian Vogue, and lately W (also published by Condé Nast).