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I found a personal blog on the internet where someone laments the death of 'their friend' Wallis Franken who comitted suicide. Apparently they read that Claude was out chasing boys while she was home alone.
Unfortunately , there's a reference to this conflict in his character in the Gay News - Amsterdam - article that I left a link for above .

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where is claude hiding?
Thank´s for all the messages but still no one really has any answers for what the man is doing today and there are no pictures of him to find either.Strange.

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^ He lives in Paris and is retired. I haven't seen any recent pictures of him eiether, but my husband said his face now "looks like the surface of the moon."

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^ He lives in Paris and is retired. I haven't seen any recent pictures of him eiether, but my husband said his face now "looks like the surface of the moon."
Many thanks for the info , droogist ( I neglected to give you due recognition for your info yesterday . Sorry ) .

I remember reading a headline on WGSN to the effect that he had sold his house to the Layani family ( please see my post in the other Montana thread ) , but he would stay on as a ' consultant ' - ( a la Calvin Klein at his house when he sold it to Phillips Van Heusen ) .

Perhaps this is still the case , and that's where his income comes from .

Nonetheless , what a waste of such an amazing talent - Montana , along with Yves Saint Laurent are my all-time favourites . Both fractured souls , but Yves has Pierre Berge to look out for him .

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I forgot to add that the rot set in for Claude , when he became overweening in his conceit .
In the 80s and early 90s he was known as ' God ' at the Paris women's PAP .

He deliberately caused havoc at his runway shows , denying access and creating riots outside the venue .

In the middle 90s he did this once TOO often , and in the resulting riot some photographers were injured .

They vowed to blacklist him forthwith , and from then on his shows were boycotted .

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DON'T get too big-headed .
Pride comes before a fall .
The bigger they come , the harder they fall .

Commonly known as ' hubris ' .

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poor claude
thanks for all the clarifying info about the montana-mystery.Now that I know his a kind but ugly,poor alcoholic/drug addict I feel so much better...

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I love Claude..; I have this vintage silk jumsuit I found on a vintage store down here, and it's just a dream

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thanks for all the clarifying info about the montana-mystery.Now that I know his a kind but ugly,poor alcoholic/drug addict I feel so much better...
what is that?...sarcasm?!?!...how very droll...

no real news...basically claude is mostly retired at this point... :p

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Genius unable to reconcile his understanding of the world with the world as it is destroys all around him in the process of destroying himself... I thought this stuff only happened on my OU Shakespeare course...

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Genius unable to reconcile his understanding of the world with the world as it is destroys all around him in the process of destroying himself... I thought this stuff only happened on my OU Shakespeare course...
Montana would have designed a mean ' Hamlet ' outfit . :p

Black embroidered leather , certainment .

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Yes I was sarcastic/Lars

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Yes I was sarcastic/Lars
Thank goodness for that .

It's a real tragedy when such talent goes to waste , however wilfully or not .

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this thread needs some plumping up...
anyone have any pics they can add here?!?!...


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