January 24, 2009

Veruschka : Here I am.

I do not know what to say about Veruschka, which you haven't already readed.

Wild, beautiful, gorgeous, magical and very intelligent women.

Still beautiful, it will take a long time until we meet some women among Veruschka.

The Assouline party for the book on the model Veruschka draws a crowd on a rooftop

My favourite Veruschka's photo.
Isn't she amazing?

This project shows a photographic collection resulting from the collaboration between Vera Lehndorff and Andreas Hubertus Ilse between 1992 and 1996.

Here, the photographer documents Vera Lehndorff's retrospective revitalization of her alter ego Veruschka from the distant past, a figure which she modifies and multiplies in the displayed works. By way of contrast, the exhibition also shows an archival display of her magazine articles in a ready-made installation.

US Vogue February 15, 1966

From 1968., Vogue

Stalking the Wild Veruschka

June 1968.

David Hemmings und Veruschka

Veruschka Hides Behind a Pompadored Valentino
Inside The beautiful people's beauty book by Luciana Pignatelli


German TV host Alfred Biolek and actress Veruschka von Lehndorff arrive at the 'La Vie en Rose' Premiere and the Opening Night of the 57th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) on February 8, 2007 in Berlin, Germany

For me, modeling was just an extension of theater, said Veruschka, here in 1968. I liked being on stage dressed up in costume. I like expressing myself.

Enjoying a night out in New York with Debra Winger and Ara Gallant, 1988

Letting loose during carnival in Rio de Janeiro in 1969

Modeling a modern tiara by avant-garde designer Giorgio Sant'Angelo in 1968.

Modeling a modern tiara by avant-garde designer Giorgio Sant'Angelo in 1968.

Striking a pose for Franco Rubartelli in the Egyptian desert, 1967.

Veruschka forged an indomitable career of beauty,wrote Susan Sontag. Here, the model gets cover-girl treatment courtesy of Vogue and Irving Penn, 1964.
Buddhist Punk

With then-lover and creative partner Franco Rubartelli at the premiere of their film Veruschka, Poetry of a Woman, 1971. The couple split the same year.

Turning heads (still) at the 1998 CFDA Awards


Siljesfashion said...

She is truly an enigma and one of my favorite models of all time. I think she has even more than the x-factor, there is something really exciting about her. Love the photos you picked!

Couture Carrie said...

Veruschka is even more stunning than I remember! What an amazing collection of images, FM!


Sarah said...

veruschka, one of the best models ever!
is she still alive?

Fashion Moment said...

Yes, she is alive. She just published the book. :)


essenceanddesire said...

Amazing images! and interesting book,
happy sunday,

Hemaly said...

Wow, amazing photos!
Thanks for the comment! :)


I agree with CC, and I think that more than a model she's a real artist. Blow Up is one of my favorite movie and the shooting scene with David Hemmings is amazing.