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.
Augustus Edwin John, 1919 Lagerfeld for Chanel Resort 2010
Man Ray, 1922 Tilda Swinton for Acne Paper, F/W 2009
The Marchesa in a bold graphic robe Styling by Lagerfeld, The New Yorker 2003
Giovanni Boldini, 1908 Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2007
Adolph De Meyer, 1912 Galliano for Dior Couture Spring/Summer 1998
Casati at a Beaumont Ball, 1920s Georgina Chapman for Harper’s Bazaar, March 2009
Augustus Edwin John, c. 1942 John Galliano RTW Fall 2007