When I first told my dogs, Henry and Gigi, that I would be doing this blog, they said, “Oh noes! We has enuf werk!” (They sometimes speak in loldog.) On my original blog, the dogs are frequently called upon to pose with purses and other objects, so the idea of more camera time overwhelmed them. Henry passed out from exhaustion at the mere thought.
Despite his concerns, Henry was energized by his first trip to the studio. It helped that Clementine cuddled him a lot. Henry likes the ladies. He likes the men too. He’s very friendly. I worry that if I turn my back on him for a second, he’ll go home with anyone who pets him. Hussy!
Henry stopped to smell the flowers at the front desk only to discover that some were plaid. The faux bouquet was made by an artist out of scraps of fabric from Christian’s fall collection. Clever, no?
But Henry was most intrigued by something he saw in the bookcase: Christian’s CFDA award from 1990.
He was happy to pose with it.
Here’s a closeup to show it’s really Christian’s.
This particular award was the Perry Ellis award for emerging talent. (The award is now sponsored by Swarovski; Alexander Wang won it this year.) Christian was a whopping 21 years old when he won his. Kind of a late bloomer, right? Seriously, though, the typical person’s big accomplishment at that age is legally buying a beer. Meanwhile Christian was doing a whole clothing line.
I have lots of pictures of Christian’s ’90s work on my regular blog. Check out these links:
- Christian Francis Roth Archives, Part I
- Christian Francis Roth Archives, Part II
- Christian Francis Roth Archives, Part III
- Christian Francis Roth wedding dresses
*A version of this post was originally published on the Francis blog.