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Infinite Variety The Life Legend of the Marchesa CasatiUnd and Jack Kerouac praised her strange beauty; celebrities and royalty from around the world were amazed and awed by her lavish parties and spectacles at her homes in Italy and France The extravagance ended in 1930 when Casati was than twenty five million dollars in debt but she continued her iconoclastic and creative pur. interesting bio on an eccentric doomed fashionista without much documentation on her daily life the authors craft a pretty decent snapshot of this Italian who described herself as a living work of art

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Infinite Variety: The Life Legend of the Marchesa Casati Download Ö PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À For the first three decades of the twentieth century the Marchesa Luisa Casati astounded Europe She was infamous for her evening strolls—naked beneath her furs parading cheetahs on diamond stSuits until her death in London in 1957 Her legacy continues especially in contemporary fashion with John Galliano Tom Ford Alexander Mcueen Karl Lagerfeld and other designers inspired by her remarkable style Fully authorized completely updated edition and richly illustrated this is the fantastic story of the Marchesa Casat. Halfway through I realized I was reading a book about the fin di siècle Kim Kardashian The writers tried their best to create a sympathetic portrait of Luisa Casati but I'm afraid they failed When I didn't actively dislike her I found her silly

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For the first three decades of the twentieth century the Marchesa Luisa Casati astounded Europe She was infamous for her evening strolls naked beneath her furs parading cheetahs on diamond studded leashes Artists such as Man Ray and Augustus John painted sculpted and photographed her; writers including Jean Cocteau Ezra Po. I give the book four stars I give the Marchesa Luisa Casati fifty This woman was the original shocking bad ass goth girl How had I never heard of this woman I once saw photos of her by Man Ray and was transfixed She set out to make herself a living work of artBorn to unimaginable wealth in 1881 she was a shy ugly duckling compared to her prettier older sister Married to the Marchese Camillo Casati in 1899 he brought the aristocratic title and she brought the wealth It would have been a win win except she didn’t give a damn about playing the expected role of uiet lovely arm candy the way other aristocratic wives did She was far too wild for such a humdrum life From walking her pet cheetahs down the Grand Canal in Venice to kicking King Gustav V of Sweden out of one of her legendary masuerade balls for not being in costume he returned an hour later appropriately attired to being electrocuted not once but twice in malfunctioning electrified costumes one designed for her by Picasso to make her look like one of his drawings everything she did was beyond beliefA muse an inspiration a selfish terror like no other She inspired legendary designers from Patou Poiret and Fortuny in the 1910s to Galliano and Lagerfeld today She’s immortalized in artworks by many prominent artists She’s the namesake for the Marchesa clothing line Cartier’s iconic panther jewels were inspired directly by the taxidermied animatronic panther she kept in her Palais Rose outside ParisOnce one of the richest women in the world she lived a life of total excess and died in sualorSuch a fascinating woman