Richard Avedon: Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City (2002.379.11) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Richard Avedon: Marilyn Monroe, Actress, New York City (2002.379.11) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Before there was Cindy Crawford, Twiggy or Naomi Campbell, the German Countess Veruschka (website) reigned supreme in the world of modeling. The 60s-era German icon begin her career at the Ford Modeling Agency and became a muse for famed fashion photographers like Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. She was on the cover of LIFE magazine, worked for Yves Saint Laurent, dated Warren Beatty, worked with Salvador Dalí and her five minute camero in 1966 cult classic Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni…

Before there was Cindy Crawford, Twiggy or Naomi Campbell, the German Countess Veruschka (website) reigned supreme in the world of modeling. The 60s-era German icon begin her career at the Ford Modeling Agency and became a muse for famed fashion photographers like Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. She was on the cover of LIFE magazine, worked for Yves Saint Laurent, dated Warren Beatty, worked with Salvador Dalí and her five minute camero in 1966 cult classic Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni…

ca. 1968, Honduras — Original caption: Model Veruschka leaning against a stone wall, near a guitar, wearing a navy denim minishirtdress with flap pockets and button placket stitched in white, designed by Ginori; and aluminum ‘helmet,’ belt, and sandals with knee-high bands by Sant’ Angelo; Caribbean island of Bahia.  Photo Franco Rubartelli

ca. 1968, Honduras — Original caption: Model Veruschka leaning against a stone wall, near a guitar, wearing a navy denim minishirtdress with flap pockets and button placket stitched in white, designed by Ginori; and aluminum ‘helmet,’ belt, and sandals with knee-high bands by Sant’ Angelo; Caribbean island of Bahia. Photo Franco Rubartelli

Blog: My favorite 60's Model Veruschka....

Blog: My favorite 60's Model Veruschka....

Veruschka, wrap by Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, New York, March 1972. Photo: Richard Avedon

Veruschka, wrap by Giorgio di Sant' Angelo, New York, March 1972. Photo: Richard Avedon

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