Site Highlight: Marchesa Luisa Casati

When I read Simon Doonan‘s Eccentric Glamour: Creating an Insanely More Fabulous You (my book club recommendation-they all loved it!!), I noted how many times the name Marchesa Luisa Casati kept coming up as an inspiration to modern fashion eccentrics and style superstars. As a student of both dress and subculture, as well as all things diva-tastic I was sort of surprised I didn’t know who this person was.

So, after some digging a bit, it turns out she was an early 20thc icon of unsual and astounding style. More popular in Europe than the States so maybe that is why she’d slipped through my radar. So I thought I’d do a site highlight of what seems to be the most comprehensive website featuring info about her. The site isn’t very new, but it’s worth checking out and is run by the authors of a biography of her, Scot Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino. The book is entitled Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati (Definitive Edition). I haven’t read it, but it’s on my post-graduation to-do list.

Here is the site. Check it out.

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  • serah-marie March 22, 2009 05.58 pm

    Great tip – I’m going to look into this lady too. I’m always so pleased to come across a new person to explore.


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