Shala Monroque collapses one of American culture’s most misguided binaries: an individual is either concerned with surfaces, or cultivates intellectual depths. Creative Director of Moscow-based arts magazine GARAGE and consultant to our friends The American Reader, Monroque is also a Prada muse. She reminds us that style is story, both in prose and in clothes.
Hailing from St. Lucia, today Monroque reads from the work of a fellow Caribbean-born icon, Jamaica Kincaid. Monroque selected a setting to match the gravity of Kincaid’s The Autobiography of My Mother, and with New York Fashion Week nigh, her caper through a momento mori seems as bold as any runway strut.
Music: Metal Swing by The Range