Stephanie Seymour opens up about son Harry Brant’s loss of life
Stephanie Seymour‘s greatest fashion muse is her late son, Harry Brant.
The veteran supermodel recently opened up to the Wall Street Journal about loss and healing in her first interview since the death of her youngest son with businessman and publisher Peter Brant.
Harry Brant, a rising model and socialite who frequented New York’s artwork and magnificence scenes, died in January 2021 after scuffling with dependancy and by chance overdosing on prescribed drugs. He was 24.
“If I think that Harry would love something, I do it, and it does help me with my grief,” Seymour advised the Journal.
One manner Seymour has been ready to deal with the lack of her son is by sporting his favourite outfits. Inheriting his mom’s ardour for type, Brant usually sat entrance row at style reveals and dabbled in modeling for main manufacturers reminiscent of Balmain and Italian Vogue.
“It still feels so good to put his clothes on,” Seymour stated. She expressed a want to hold on her son’s legacy by modeling his wardrobe as a result of “he would love it” and “there’s a whole flock of women that would love to wear his clothes and be photographed.”
During a black-and-white photograph shoot for the Journal, Seymour modeled her son’s cherished Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane swimsuit. In one of many photographs, Seymour wears the pants and clutches the jacket to her chest. Facing the digicam is her naked again, which has her son’s first identify painted on it — Seymour’s concept.
“It’s a suit that I keep hanging in my dressing room, which is this big room where I keep all my stuff. I do my makeup there. I live in that room,” Seymour stated. “I looked at that suit one night and I said, ‘I’m going to put it on.’ It fit me.”
According to Seymour, Harry Brant started influencing his mom’s style decisions from a younger age. The elementary faculty fashionista would search his mom’s closet and discover garments for her to put on to parent-teacher conferences, Seymour recalled.
“I would say, ‘OK, you can choose my outfit,’ and then he would go through everything, the vintage, the everything, lay it all on the floor,” she stated. “I’d say, ‘Harry, I can’t wear a vintage couture dress to a parent-teacher conference,’ … and he’d say, ‘Why not?’”
Shortly after Harry‘s death, his family released a statement remembering him as “a creative, loving and powerful soul that brought light into so many people’s hearts.” He is survived by his dad and mom and three siblings: Lilly Margaret Brant, 18; Peter Brant, 29; and Dylan Thomas Andrews, 33, who simply named his first son after his late brother.
“Our hearts are shattered. Harry wanted to overcome his addiction and was just days away from re-entering rehab,” the household assertion learn.
“Harry was not just our son, he was also a wonderful brother, loving grandson, favorite uncle and a caring friend. … He was truly a beautiful person inside and out.”
Times editorial library director Cary Schneider contributed to this report.