Anarchists of Style…Muse Edition: Marchesa Luisa Casati

Marchesa Luisa Casati was renowned for her unique and haunting image, one that she carefully cultivated in order to become a “living work of art.” While Casati served as muse to artists of many mediums during her lifetime, her visage and many eccentricities continue to be the subject of art, film, and fashion into the twenty-first century.

For more information from Worn Through about the Marchesa’s unique style, click here and here.

Casati - 1919 John       Casati - Chanel Resort 2010a

Augustus Edwin John, 1919                          Lagerfeld for Chanel Resort 2010

lens2070383_1252258639Casati_by_man_ray@man ray foundation         Casati - Swinton Acne Paper Sweden FW09

Man Ray, 1922                                                     Tilda Swinton for Acne Paper, F/W 2009

Casati - B&W Coat        Casati - Lagerfeld 03a

The Marchesa in a bold graphic robe                     Styling by Lagerfeld, The New Yorker 2003

Casati - Greyhound          Casati - McQueen Sarabande 2007

Giovanni Boldini, 1908                        Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007

Casati - Robe         Casati - Dior 1998

Adolph De Meyer, 1912          Galliano for Dior Couture Spring/Summer 1998

Casati - Snake       Casati - Harpers Bazaar

Casati at a Beaumont Ball, 1920s       Georgina Chapman for Harper’s Bazaar, March 2009

(c) BRIDGEMAN; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation       Casati - Galliano FW RTW 07

Augustus Edwin John, c. 1942                          John Galliano RTW Fall 2007


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  • Ellen Rohr December 05, 2013 10.46 pm

    Compelling! Nice blog. Love the Man Ray…and Tilda’s redux. Xo


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