Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Who is Veruschka?

When we interviewed Orlando Pita backstage at the Diane Von Furstenberg show, he said Veruschka was his inspiration for the long flowing locks, which he said were "very Bohemian, very natural, fresh, clean and windblown as if she were in the desert." We played along as if we had every idea what or who Veruschka was.

The second we got home, we checked it out on Wikipedia, to remedy our ignorance. For those who are as clueless as JSG, according to the internet's encyclopedia, Veruschka was a top model in the 60s and 70s, a favorite of photographer's Irving Penn, Peter Beard, Francesco Scavullo and Richard Avedon. She was born in Prussia and her father was executed for trying to assassinate Hitler. And judging by the photo, her gorgeousness is worthy of inspiring fashion forty years down the line!

By the time we got to the Milly show and Kevin Ryan said Veruschka was his muse for the hair, we instantly got the reference. Who says fashion and education don't mix?


ButterflyDiary said...

Very cool! She looks like a glamazon: a bit of Ursula Andress mixed with Marissa Miller.

Mikaela said...

She is it. Watch the cult classic "Blow up" she's got an awesome scene in it - one that the first Austin Powers movie lifted. As soon as you see it, you'll know where his photog persona came from.

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