RIP Iconic Magazine Editor Ingrid Sischy, A Running List of Social Media's Best Tributes
Interview magazine covers under the editorship of Ingrid Sischy. Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix photographed by Bruce Weber.
Former editor in chief of Interview magazine Ingrid Sischy has died today at 63. WWD has reported breast cancer as the cause of her death.
Sischy led Interview from 1989 to 1998 alongside publisher Sandra Brant, who was also Sischy”s partner. The two produced a magazine that recorded the art, entertainment, fashion and celebrities of the “80s and “90s, bringing in photographers like Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Ellen Von Unwerth, and Sante D”Orazio to accompany the interviews between artists, celebrities and high profile individuals in the magazine.
Sischy was born in South Africa, moved to Scotland as a child, and eventually to New York where she became editor of Art Forum in 1979. She worked at the New Yorker as a fashion and photography critic while also serving as editor of Interview.
Plans for a memorial service are forthcoming. In the meantime, donations may be made in Sischy”s honor to City Critters of New York and to Harlem”s Studio Museum.
The industry responded on Twitter and Facebook:
— Mr. Kenneth Cole (@mr_kennethcole) July 24, 2015
Farewell to Ingrid Sischy, who lived in the white hot center of the art/fashion/creativity nexus, and chronicled it all. — Vanessa Friedman (@VVFriedman) July 24, 2015
Such sad news about the passing of Ingrid Sischy. Brilliant editor. Funny menschy passionate legendary and beloved. Heart goes out to family
— Ariel Foxman (@ArielFoxman) July 24, 2015
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