Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Marisa Berenson

Moving into territory somewhat more escapist - who knew that Marisa Berenson's grandmother was none other than Elsa Schiaparelli - "the Italian-born designer with Medici blood who transformed the fashion landscape with her antics and Surrealist designs." It is well worth reading the Hamish Bowles article about Berenson, describing the highlights of her career and personal escapades, which include being on the receiving end of Andy Warhol's Polaroid flash, and finding herself on a spiritual journey that took her to an ashram with the Beatles in the sixties...

 Images from Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures (Rizzoli) via Vogue

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