Friday

The Marchesa Casati


In honor of International Women's Day, I give you the wonderful and weird Marchesa Casti: a woman who kept wax mannequins as guests at her dinner table, took her pet leopards on strolls, naked, under a fur coat and who wore live snakes as jewelry. A woman recently on my radar after discovering a glossy $50 hard-backed copy of 'The Marchesa Casati: Portraits of a Muse' at my favorite boutique and deciding that it would end up being mine one day. Until then...

7 comments:

Lily said...

I'm obsessed with her! Nancy Cunard too. Sort of infatuated with any rebellious, headstrong woman who really lives life. In her case, $25 million in debt surely denotes a full full life...

April said...

Love it!

Christina Dawes said...

I love your blog! Definitely following now, stay in touch xx

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Suzanne said...

I have been in love with her forever. I even wrote an article and did a shoot solely on her that got published, you might like the shoot! www.suzannejacobine.com > styling > 2nd page > from the 6th image onwards. "Modern Day Casati"

Sarah Miller said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing lady! Such an inspirational free spirit.

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Anonymous said...

well she was obviously fucking crazy now wasn't she

chloe said...

wow, one of my favourites!
i often wonder if there will ever be a movie made of her life, would be fascinating to watch! x