Zappa has always been one of my heroes and in 1982 I set out to put him on the cover of the prestigious Uomo Vogue magazine. No mean feat as 1982 was the year that Armani and Italian fashion exploded worldwide and FZ was not exactly what youd expect on Vogue. He lay down on dozens of music parts for orchestra that he was very proud of (at the time no orchestra had ever played any of his music, with the exception maybe of Pierre Boulez). The title of the one hes holding says it all: Zappa The Perfect Stranger.