Did you know ?
Marisa Berenson is Elsa Schiaparelli's granddaughter.
Who is Elsa Shiaparelli?
Or who is Marisa Berenson?
I am so stunned every time.. All these young girls around me who loooooove fashion but who have no idea who Jackie O, Lee Radziwill, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Veroushka are.
Are you serious I ask them? How can you not know Grace Kelly ... Kelly , the Kelly bag !!!!!!
Elsa Shiaparelli was an Italian designer in the 1920s , who moved to New York and then to Paris, her biggest rival was Coco Chanel; her daughter Countess Gogo Shiaparelli married to an American diplomat had 2 daughters, Marisa and Berry.Marisa became a model and actress, Berinthia (Berry) a model and photographer. Marisa Berenson was on the cover pages of Bazaar and Vogue in the 70s, best friends with Andy Warhol, Halston, Yves Saint Laurent , it was work by day and play by night, she was known as "the Queen of the scene"; her jet set lifestyle drove the paparazzi crazy ...
She played in movies such as ''Death in Venice'', Cabaret, and probably her best performance was in Barry Lindon's, Lady Lindon, and lately in "I am love" ( you must see this movie if you love fashion) But she remains to all of us (who know her!), one amazingly beautiful (although different ) looking girl that epitomized the fashionable chic woman of the 70's glamour.
Her sister Berry married Anthony Perkins ( the lead actor in ''Psycho") who died of Aids in the 90s. I read that Berry was completely madly in love with Anthony who was a homosexual, married him and they had 2 sons. She was with him until his death. Exactly 9 years later to the day, Berry was on the first flight to hit the World Trade Center.