Edie Sedgwick was an American heiress, socialite, fashion model, and one of Andy Warhol’s muses. I absolutely loved her Mod, carefree sense of style! Calling herself a “Superstar”, Edie starred in many of Warhol’s movies.
She had such seductive charm, wearing little more than a bodysuit. Her trademark triangular earrings descended to her shoulders, and her eyes were accented with black eyeliner and dark eyebrows! Her trademark style was achieved when she chopped off her long brown hair. “When I was with Andy Warhol I was dancing jazz ballet twice a day, so I just wore my leotards…When I went out on the street, I’d put on a coat.” Her outfits almost always incorporated black tights, a leotard, and an oversized fur coat…oh, and super large earrings!
Edie Sedgwick was part of the Pop Art Culture, Andy Warhol’s underground movies, and “The Factory Scene”. She was born into a wealthy family but struggled with repeated bouts of anorexia and drug and alcohol abuse. Sadly, she died at the age of 28 of a supposed drug and alcohol overdose. Her death was ruled “undetermined/accidental/suicide. Her birthday was yesterday 4-20- she would have been 72.
Her vulnerability, quirky personality, and beauty still haunt me today.
I am about to begin reading one of her biographies “Edie-American Girl”.
“It’s not that I’m rebelling. It’s that I’m just trying to find another way!” – Edie Sedgwick