Hey, so you wanna be model and a fashionistas who fall head over heels for a gay husband despite the obvious baggage that comes along with him into the marital relationship. I found a great article written by Vanity Fair special correspondent Maureen Orth reported in September 1996. A famous model of her time, the vivacious American model-muse Wallis Franken marries a gay designer names Claude Montana. Those in Franken’s inner circle had reason to believe that her gay husband push her out of the window. He had issues and little too many for my liking. He had a hand in her short life on this earth and contribute to the reasons she jumped, or was she pushed or did she flail her body from a 25 story building. Wallis Franken Montana had not been discovered for at least 8 hours. That poor soul lied there until someone claimed her body. Her so-called husband said he was sleeping and thought she was in her room sleeping too! They had separate bedrooms as a married couple? I would have called cousin Junebug, Stickman and KC and my favorite cousin Richy Richy to jump on that ass and give him an old fashion ass whipping for even thinking about lashing out on me. Of course when it comes to certain women, all they do is apologize for their men, throw on some makeup and make excuses for the jerk of a man they may be married to or living with….this is really a sad story. After I read the piece written by Maureen Orth : Death by Design” I felt sadness for this beautiful model who could have continue to excel in today fashion industry. It is a terrible lost for her family and her beloved children.
You must read Vanity Fair magazine during the week or this weekend to get the skinny on what is happening in that fabulous world of fashionable folks and a whole slew of good reading material wrapped up in one:.
High-fashion muse and model Wallis Franken Montana plunged from the kitchen window of her Rue de Lille apartment in May, leaving the Paris couture world in a state of shock. The author investigates Montana’s tormented relationship with her husband, designer Claude Montana, the abusive “dark angel” who friends and family believe played a part in the American beauty’s death.
by Maureen Orth September 1996
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