I've always thought model/actress Marisa Berenson was beautiful in those old issues of Vogue that my mother had stashed in the attic and I used to pour over in the humidity of the hot Indiana summers. I loved the extravagant hairdos and swirling 60's prints she wore in the editorials.
She was also a bona fide jet setter. Before super models were super she was fabulous. She and her sister, Berry (a photographer married to Anthony Perkins) were twin images of health and vitality, smiling stylish princesses. Their fashion pedigree included being the granddaughters of visionary designer Elsa Schiaparelli.
Marisa looks incredible in photos I've seen of her lately. Her sense of style is impeccable and her stash of jewelry is beyond fabulous.
If you haven't checked out the movie I Am Love, please do. It is visually sumptuous and Tilda Swinton's character's clothing is designed by Jil Sander's Raf Simmons. Marisa's portrayal of a cool Italian matriarch of a wealthy Milanese family is flawless.
From I Am Love:
Some photos of Marisa and Berry:
Berry Berenson by Jack Robinson: