Her idiosyncratic and fiercely independent magazine chronicled Downtown Manhattan in the 1980s, a combustible mix of art, music and fashion.
Annie Flanders, the ardent, russet-haired founding editor of Details magazine, the proudly independent chronicle of Downtown Manhattan in the 1980s, died on March 10 at an assisted living facility in Los Angeles. She was 82.
The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease, said the writer Martha Frankel, a friend and former Details contributor.
In the post-disco era of the early 1980s, a combustible mix of art, music and fashion erupted out of the nightclubs, boutiques and art galleries found mostly below 14th Street. That was Ms. Flanders’s territory, chaotic but symbiotic, and
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