Thursday, December 4, 2014

Luisa Casati

An eccentric Italian heiress, the Luisa Casati cemented her place in dandy and eccentrics history with the otherworldly tales that are still told about her, such as keeping wax figures as permanent guests at her table and her firm friendships with many people in exile, among them many artists.

The Marchesa was famed for using live snakes to wear as jewellery and for walking around with leashed cheetahs whilst herself naked under a fur coat. Artists were captured by her, and still to this day she is cited as an inspiration for many, read more about her here

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