Her lens immortalized celebrities, fashion, and art, leaving an indelible mark. Her portfolio boasts luminaries like Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Madonna, David Bowie, and more.

Roxanne’s path into photography was unconventional. Graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she initially pursued textile design, collaborating with brands like Donna Karan. Annie Flanders, editor of SoHo News magazine, recognized her knack for capturing fashion’s essence, propelling her to cover her first fashion week.

In the ’70s, Roxanne became the go-to photographer of the Studio 54 era, Yves Saint Laurent’s favorite, and Jerry Hall’s close friend. Her work graced prestigious publications, establishing her in a male-dominated field, specializing in behind-the-scenes, backstage, candid party, and intimate hotel shots.

Designer Giambattista Valli described her as a «black cat in the backstage, seizing the perfect moment.» Her iconic photos found homes in esteemed museums like MoMA and V&A.

Luxury brands valued her, with Roxanne behind ads for Dior, Vivienne Westwood, Barney’s NY, and Veuve Clicquot. She authored books, including «Yves Saint Laurent» in 2014.

Born in 1942 in Manhattan, Roxanne Lowit’s passing leaves a void. Her unique vision and ability to capture fleeting magic will be missed in fashion photography.

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