I fell into the love trap, then woke up to another situation. The thing is, she meant it. That's the core of my strength. And of course I regret it because I would give anything to have a nude by Dalí.
She swims and she dances with Minnelli at classes run by jazz dancer Luigi Facciuto. Randall, the wedding gown was designed by her good friend Valentino, who ironed it by hand in her Beverly Hills bathroom. The same cannot be said for her sisters Diana, who married the head of Britain's Fascist party, and Unity, who declared her love for Hitler and shot herself upon the outbreak of war. She and Randall had a daughter called Starlite, now 32, but the marriage only lasted 18 months.
Berenson didn't hesitate to model Halston standing on top of Iran's Blue Mosque for Henry Clarke or pose nude save for gold necklaces for Penn. I had the occasional vodka. They have been accused of forfeiting matches to avoid playing against each other. Hiro Yves Saint Laurent dubbed her the girl of the '70s, and she was a favorite of countless famed photographers, including Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Jeanloup Sieff, Hiro, David Bailey, and Helmut Newton. Warhol snapped away for a behind-the-scenes book he was doing on the wedding, while Rona Barrett grilled guests like Jack and Anjelica for a television special on the event.
It sounds like a charmed, glamorous life and, yes, Berenson agrees it has been, but, in an interview that begins in a cab at the end of the photoshoot and ends five hours later in a smart but far from chi-chi Upper East Side restaurant, she also talks about the downside: two failed marriages, a serious car crash, a privileged but tricky upbringing exacerbated by the early death of her father and then, on September 11, 2001, the death of her sister Berry, who was a passenger on the first plane flown by the terrorist hijackers into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre. Then, trying to break into acting, she took a film job in Brazil and was involved in a head-on car collision. Soon, Berenson was everywhere, and her photos helped define a generation—from her youthquaking miniskirt days to her exotic, golden-skinned glamour. She recalls going to black salons in New York in the Sixties in an attempt to straighten her natural curls.
I feel very accompanied in my life; they keep me moving forward. The cake is topped with figures of Kermit and Piggy as the groom and bride. Bogarde used to come to their Christmas parties in Klosters. Everything sort of melts into everything else.
Every day, she says, she prepares for it. You didn't always know what was going on inside his head. In 1968, already one of the highest-paid models in the industry, she befriended Diane von Furstenberg then Diane Halfin and working as an assistant to a photo agent in Paris. The eldest, Pia, got a Getty, while her two younger siblings bagged themselves princes -- Marie-Chantal is married to Greece's exiled Crown Prince Pavlos, while Alexandra married Alexandre Von Furstenberg, the son of Prince Egon and the ravishing designer Diane. Since she began her modelling career at 16, compromise has been a dirty word for her, both in art and fun — which means the two have often been indistinguishable.
This year, she was in the melodrama I Am Love opposite Tilda Swinton. I've worked really hard at being on this planet, at being spiritual in a totally superficial world. Whether meditating with the Beatles at the ashram of the guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sun worshiping with the beau monde at Gérald de St. The only person who might have been happier had Berenson not modeled and instead remained the jeune fille bien élevée she was meant to be was Schiaparelli.
Jenny and Rosie's myriad misadventures, including addictions to men, gambling and diamonds, made the tabloid antics of their successors look jejune. I asked the doctors to stitch me back together as good as possible. Her classmates called her Olive Oyl. She's always looking forward, to the next film, the next project, the next picture.
After their father died in 1965, Marisa moved to New York and made a name as a model before acting in the 70's classics ''Death in Venice,'' ''Cabaret'' and ''Barry Lyndon. I know now it was also amazing. Kermit attempts to hide in , offering them tickets for next week's show. I'm not complaining, but everyone has their pain and tragedies in life -- it doesn't matter how famous or blessed you are. I adored her, but she was a tough lady, my grandmother. The whole side of my face was ripped open.
Berenson posed for Avedon as a winsome little girl and for Bailey in London at 15. Her disapproving grandmother should have breathed a sigh of relief that her great friend Salvador Dalí didn't get his hands on Berenson first. The side of me that could enhance or help another person, not the person they've read about in magazines a million times. It was just another night at Studio 54, which I loved.