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[The Guardian] Sade electrifies a New York party: Maripol's best photograph
by The Guardian « on: December 18, 2020, 07:01:17 AM »




Sade electrifies a New York party: Maripol's best photograph

‘The singer came to my loft for a party. She was quite a presence. I gave her those earrings. People always thought I was a stylist – but I was just stylish’

The first time Sade came to New York was in May 1983. The band played the Danceteria. My friend Edwige and I went along. I hadn’t met Sade before but I knew their music. It was great – so different, so smooth. I grew up with Roxy Music. Sade felt like a 1980s version of that. Afterwards, the plan was for them to come to a party at my loft. My friend Michelle was going out with a bandmember and Edwige knew them too. She had a huge crush on Sade. I have a shot of the two of them, another of Sade looking directly at me, and this one.

Sade was a quiet presence, but such a beauty, and so stylish: imposing, statuesque, with glowing skin, big eyes, red lipstick – a goddess. She had her hair pulled back in a braided bun and was wearing a big skirt with this quite masculine shirt. She just stood there, watching the room. Maybe she felt like she was missing out on the action. Or maybe there was somebody of interest she was looking at.

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