I have ONE fashion regret in life. While Deborah Harry guarded her Stephen Sprouse collection "with her life", I actually donated my 1988 couture Sprouse pieces to the Metropolitan Museum. I acquired these items when I was rollicking teenager in the late 1980's. I worked for the punk glamour god at his short-lived shop at 99 Wooster Street. The items were gifts from the designer. While I still have a few precious gems like the poster above, I long for my leopard day glo coat. Only three were made, Iggy Pop owning the second and Patricia Field's the third. C’est la vie. At least now I can get a heaping dose of Sprouse thanks to Rizzoli, Deitch Projects, and Louis Vuitton.
For details about Rock on Mars, a retrospective of Sprouse’s work at Deitch Projects, the limited Stephen Sprouse / Marc Jacobs line at Louis Vuitton, and The Stephen Sprouse Book, go to WE LOVE STEPHEN SPROUSE.