Scot D. Ryersson & Michael Orlando Yaccarino. Preface by Diane von Furstenburg and Foreword by Judith Thurman.
Abrams. New York. 2009. First edition, first printing. Hardback; black decorated boards, dust jacket. 240 pages. 80 colour and 120 b&w illustrations. English. 285 x 240mm. 1.35kg. 9780810948150. Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket and boards, some wear to rear top forecorner and base of spine, not price-clipped.
'I want to be a living work of art.'
A visual biography of the Marchesa Casati and an illustrated study of the art she inspired. To this day Casati remains an intoxicating muse. Her daring personal style inspired artists and designers throughout the twentieth century and continues to inspire today. She was painted by Boldini and Augustus John, photographed by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton, dressed by Fortuny, Poiret and Erte. Personal family mementoes, paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs illustrate her life and influence.