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Phyliss Gordon shopping with her cheetah 1939

anything-classic: “ Actress Phyliss Gordon out shopping with her pet cheetah, ”

Marchesa Luisa Casati in Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early century Europe. As the concept of dandy was expanded to include women, the Marchesa Casati fitted the utmost female example by saying: "I want to be a living work of art".

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Tilda Swinton in The Lost Album of Marchesa Casati, Paolo Roversi photographer, Acne Paper publication

Love this shot of our brand inspiration, the incomparable Marchesa Luisa Casati.

Love this shot of our brand inspiration, the incomparable Marchesa Luisa Casati.

The Marquesa Casati was an eccentric figure in the early 20 th century.  She wore daring clothes by avant garde designers like set designer Leon Baskt, painted her face dead white and ringed her eyes with kohl. In 1919 she left her noble husband for poet Gabriel d'Annunzio. Painter Augustus John told Cecil Beaton that she deserved to be stuffed and put in a glass case.  The present day fashion house Marchesa is named after her.

The Marquesa Casati was an eccentric figure in the early 20 th century. She wore daring clothes by avant garde designers like set designer Leon Baskt, painted her face dead white and ringed her eyes with kohl. In 1919 she left her noble husband for poet Gabriel d'Annunzio. Painter Augustus John told Cecil Beaton that she deserved to be stuffed and put in a glass case. The present day fashion house Marchesa is named after her.

Luisa Casati -in Arlecchino Bianco costume

Interesting Historical Italians - Marchesa Luisa Casati wearing Arlecchino Bianco - 1913 - Costume by Guiglio de Blaas Best party thrower ever!

Tilda Swinton as Asta Nielsen.

“The Lost Album of Marchesa Casati”. Tilda Swinton photographed as Marchesa Casati by Paolo Roversi - Acne Paper Sweden: Fall/Winter 2010

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