After seeing this cover with Marisa Berenson in a once again au currant turban(talk about a chic bad hair day solution…), we just had to add her to the list of 1970’s era MUSES that have been inspiring us this season – what with 70’s fashions once again at the trend forefront. Like our first featured muse Lauren Hutton, Berenson was considered an uncoventional beauty, and her unique look stretched the rather rigid aesthetics of the day.
With her high fashion pedigree (she’s the granddaughter of legendary designer Elsa Schiaperelli), banking scion boyfriend and jet-setting friends she was one of the original “It” girls. A constant fixture on the party circuit she earned the nickname “Queen of the Scene” & Yves Saint Laurent dubbed her “the girl of the Seventies”.
Unlike many of her modeling counterparts her presence translated on the movie screen and she was featured in such films as 1972’s Cabaret and Stanley Kubrick’s 1975 masterpiece of art direction, Barry Lyndon.