Marin Hopper on Christmas Cards & Childhood Memories

Tory Daily, 2016


Family holiday photos are as much about the act of getting everyone together and smiling, eyes open, looking in the same direction at the same time, as they are the actual portrait. The fun is in the making of memories. For designer Marin Hopper, creator of Hayward, it was a strictly family-only affair, no stuffy studio setups or spotlights, even though said family was Hollywood royalty. It helps that dad, actor Dennis Hopper, was also a noted photographer. Here, Hopper shares her very first family Christmas card photo, taken when she was just six months old — sitting with, from left, Hopper, her mother Brooke Hayward and brothers Willie and Jeffrey Thomas — and other holiday memories, from car-tire Christmas trees to street lights indoor.

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