Tere Tereba is an award-winning fashion designer and journalist. She has written for Interview and Italian Vogue and her account of Jim Morrison in Paris was selected by The Doors to appear in their book, The Doors: An Illustrated History. She resides in Los Angeles.
Tere thinks of herself first and foremost as an Angeleno. She spent her teen years going to clubs on the Sunset Strip, particularly the Whiskey A Go Go, to see performances by musicians like Jimi Hendrix, James Brown and English bands like the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Soon rock legend Jim Morrison’s girlfriend, Pamela Courson, discovered Tere, recruiting her to design for her boutique, Themis. Simultaneously, she was hired as an apprentice by Young Edwardian, then the most important junior fashion label in the country, to sketch designs in the back room. She proved her mettle in the fashion industry quickly, enjoying early commercial success as a designer.
During this period, she caught the attention of Andy Warhol in Los Angeles. Invited to visit Warhol’s Factory, then at 33 Union Square West, when she came to New York, Tere began traveling the world meeting new friends, many from the artist’s exotic milieu. Soon, she was written about and writing for Warhol’s magazine, INTERVIEW. Her interest in music segued into film, which resulted in her interviewing many important filmmakers for the magazine. Although consumed by a demanding fashion career, she enjoyed writing. Soon, she was cast in the black comedy, Andy Warhol’s BAD directed by Jed Johnson, in a role expressly written for her. She never pursued an acting career and appears in just this one film. She emerged from a hiatus to design cutting edge fashion for the 21st Century. Many young pop culture icons were seen wearing her designs for BEBE STORES.
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