Yuna Park, A Show of Hands
We are so saddened by the news that our friend and long-time W collaborator Yuna Park passed away over the weekend. The talented manicurist created memorable looks for countless W stories and top fashion shows, including Oscar de la Renta and L’Wren Scott, but it was her cheerful spirit that her friends most remember.
“Yuna was an incredibly positive and loving person,” recalls long-time collaborator hairstylist Orlando Pita. “Besides being a talent, she was an amazing mom and wife. I had the pleasure of hosting her and her family for many weekends at our country home. I have many great memories, but I will miss her immensely. She was my true confidante.”
“She was one of the most inspiring, strongest women I’ve ever met,” says makeup artist Gucci Westman. “So many people love her, she will leave behind an enormous gap. We are all saying prayers for her beautiful family.”
“Yuna Park was an incredible talent and her creativity and artistry have made her one of the most memorable leaders in the fields of beauty and fashion,” says hair stylist Aaron de Mey. “Yuna was fluent in three languages and was loved and admired by her peers, colleagues and friends. Yuna’s kindness, poise, elegance, grace, and gentle spirit will be deeply missed. Yuna was an outstanding wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her body of work as a manucurist is legendary. Most of all my thoughts and prayers go out to Husband Teddy and all her family and friends at this very difficult time. I will miss you always Yuna, my dear sweet friend.”
“She was a joy to work with, “ says W fashion and style director Edward Enninful. “She was always a bright presence and the entire fashion community is in shock and mourning her loss.”
To see some of Yuna Park’s work for W over the years click here.