So now I have gathered my thoughts.
There is only one Abbey.
Her insouciant engagement with the lens and through it with the viewer is a rare thing.
Maybe once in a generation.
Her stance here turns the Emperor With No Clothes on it’s head as she stares fashion, all fashion, right in the face and spits it out.
Because it is Abbey it hardly seems odd that one of the finest wearers of high fashion (and all the fashions in between) is also she who is so unwilling to wear it.
Abbey has never been to everyone’s taste and she has never appeared to try to please anyone.
She is … an exemplar.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Abbey Lee Kershaw by Gilles Bensimon