Thursday, August 9, 2012

Marchesa Luisa Casati

Luisa, Marquise Casati Stampa di Soncino (23 January 1881 – 1 June 1957) was an eccentric Italian heiress, muse, and patroness of the arts in early 20th century Europe
Luisa, Marquise Casati Stampa di Soncino(1881/01/23 - 1957/06/01) 20世纪欧洲怪异的意大利贵族, 女神, 以及艺术资助人

Marchesa Luisa Casati by Man Ray
"Marchesa Casati" by Adolf de Meyer 1912
Marchesa Luisa Casati by Man Ray
Marchesa Luisa Casati in “Queen of the Night” costume, 1922

Marchesa Luisa Casati and one of her pet cheetas in Venice
Marchesa Luisa Casati 与她其中一只宠物豹于威尼斯
Marchesa Luisa Casati by Augustus Edwin John
Marchesa Luisa Casati with a greyhound by Giovanni Boldini
 ”I want to be a living work of art” Marchesa Luisa Casati
Marchesa Luisa Casati : 我要成为活的艺术品
Heiress to the fortune of an Italian cotton manufacturer, Luisa Casati lived extravagantly. She was known for wearing live snakes and riding in a carriage pulled by cheetahs which she also walked on diamond-studded leashes, wearing leapord-skin coats with nothing underneath, and having nude servants covered in gold leaf. She lived in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, which later became the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, where she accumulated portraits of herself and had wax figures as dinner guests. Casati quickly accumulated $25 million in debt. Her possessions were auctioned off and she lived the rest of her life relatively poor. She was buried dressed in leopard fur and false eyelashes with a stuffed Pekingese dog at the foot of her coffin.
做为意大利棉花工厂继承人, Luisa Casati 生活挥霍无度. 她以佩戴活蛇, 驾驶猎豹拉的车, 并且只穿一件豹皮外套拉着镶钻的项圈溜猎豹, 她的侍从裸体穿着金叶子而闻名于世. 她居住于 the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni , 后来的 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection , 那里积攒了她的肖像画以及蜡像宾客. Casati 很快欠了$2500 万. 她的财产被拍卖之后过着相对窘迫的生活. 她下葬时穿着豹皮戴着假睫毛她的哈巴狗与她合葬. 

Tilda Swinton as Marchesa Luisa Casati1
Carine Roitfeld as Marchesa Luisa Casati

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