Fashion Editor Stylist – Everyone loved him
We were just finishing our Summer issue when we got a call that our beloved fashion editor and friend, Laurean Ossorio, had passed away. To say that the wind was knocked out of me would be an understatement, especially since I had spoken to him the previous day. If anyone had told me that we would be producing a Memoriam page for Laurean, I would never have believed it.
What do you say about someone who rarely complained, worked hard, loved fashion, and had a heart of gold who always brought joy to the set and made us laugh long, deep belly laughs? We are at a complete loss.
“In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” —Elsa Schiaparelli
Whether we had 10 people on set or two he would always bring more clothing, jewelry, shoes, and bags than any other stylist, but he always had a vision for where each item could be used. “I always have options,” he would say. It was always true. Sometimes I would look at the things he selected and think they were completely outlandish, and somehow, he would always make it work.
Everyone loved him. When planning our cover parties, we would have a list of about 150 people, and then Laurean would send the invite to his list and that number would suddenly be 250.
The staff of Downtown will miss Laurean dearly, he was a joy to work with and to know. During this time of grief, we have all lost so much, and we have been prevented from finding solace in the company of our friends and loved ones. Our hearts and prayers go
out to Laurean’s family and especially his mother, who brought such a beautiful soul into the world.
I miss you so much already, and we will miss you forever.