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Topic: Luisa Casati

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  Italian Fashion: The Marchesa Casati
The Marchesa Casati was painted by Boldini and John Singer Sargent, wore clothes by Fortuny and Poiret, held wild and extravagant parties and kept tigers as pets.
The daughter of a wealthy ‘cottonieri' or cotton merchant, Luisa Casati was born in 1881.
Luisa decorated houses in Venice and Rome, and restored the Palazzo Venier die Leoni to its original magnificence with marble floors and chandeliers.
www.lifeinitaly.com /fashion/marchesa.asp   (719 words)

 Infinite Variety German Edition
Luisa Casati wurde 1881 als Tochter des wohlhabenden Textilindustriellen Alberto Amman und seiner Frau Lucia Bressi in Mailand geboren, wo sie ihre Kindheit verbrachte.
Der frühe Tod der Eltern machte Luisa und ihre Schwester Francesca zu Waisen und zu den wohlhabendesten Erbinnen in Italien.
Luisa Casatis unbestreitbare Egozentrik ist untrennbar verbunden mit ihrer historischen Bedeutung.
www.marchesacasati.com /germanedition.html   (1557 words)

  CASATI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Luisa Casati was born in Milan, Italy in 1881.
Luisa's temptation to dedicate herself to the occult madman was apparently short-lived for she never journeyed to Sicily.
Casati would hold lavish parties and took cheetahs for walks on diamond encrusted leashes, she would often have a snake around her neck and make herself up to look like a corpse.
www.redflame93.com /CASATI.html   (1276 words)

 Luisa Casati - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Marchesa Luisa Casati (January 23, 1881 in Milan - June 1,1957 in London), born Luisa Amman, was an eccentric Italian heiress, daughter of a wealthy cotton manufacturer, Alberto Amman and Lucia Bressi.
Luisa married in 1900, Marchese Camillo Casati Stampa di Soncino, (born on 12 August 1877 in Milan), known as Marchese di Roma, a gained titled.
Casati collected a menagerie of exotic animals, and fashion designers vied for her patronage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luisa_Casati   (675 words)

 CASATI, LUISA - Ryersson, Scot D. & Michael Orlando Infinite Variety. - Buchhandlung Walther Koenig
CASATI, LUISA - Ryersson, Scot D. and Michael Orlando Infinite Variety.
The updated biography of the most spectacular fashion and artistic muse of the twentieth century, who nearly a half-century after hear death in 1957 continues to inspire such designers as John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, and Tom Ford.
Fully authorized and accurate, this is the fantastic story of the Marchesa Luisa Casati.
www.kunstbuchhandlung.de /katalog/lprde/lprde-1222573.htm   (101 words)

 ikastikos: 06/01/2002 - 06/30/2002
Luisa was born in Milano to a very weathly bourgeois family.
For awhile Luisa lived at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice, a building that was latter bought by Peggy Guggenheim and today is a museum.
Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957) attained a reputation as the brightest star in European society.
ikastikos.blogspot.com /2002_06_01_ikastikos_archive.html   (2274 words)

 Tallulahs Biographies of Famous People; Luisa Casati
Marchesa Luisa Casati, the daughter of a wealthy cotton manufacturer, had a reputation as the brightest star in European society.
The early death of her parents made Luisa and her sister the wealthiest heiress in Italy.
Luisa was probably the most artistically represented woman in art history.
tallulahs.com /casati.html   (156 words)

 Portrait of a Muse - London Premiere
Exactly a century ago, the Marchesa Luisa Casati decided to achieve one goal—to become a living work of art.
To celebrate the official British publication of Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati, the first full-length biography of Luisa Casati, the Italian Cultural Institute in London staged Infinite Variety: Portrait of a Muse.
Through unforgettable first-hand accounts by those who knew her, Luisa Casati’s singular life and captivating artistic legacy were explored.
www.marchesacasati.com /muselondon.html   (360 words)

 Marchesa Casati: Beauty Icon on Style.com
Today, scandalous socialites are a dime a dozen, but the Marchesa Luisa Casati was a true original.
Born in 1881 to a wealthy Milanese industrial family, Casati did nothing by halves.
Casati covered her servants in gold leaf, held fl Masses, gave lavish parties, and indulged in Poiret and Fortuny clothes and Cartier jewels.
www.style.com /beauty/icon/100604   (323 words)

 Frocks on the Block - November 23, 2004 - The New York Sun
It was destined to end in drama, as it did on December 17, 1932, when her wardrobe was confiscated by French authorities at her Paris residence, Le Palais Rose, and auctioned off on site along with her furniture, bibelots, and vast collection of portraits.
It's hard to picture the Marchesa Casati willfully consigning her wardrobe and accessories to auction at, say, the Drouot auction house in Paris, even anonymously; auctioning off property that involved the body simply wasn't done.
But since 1965, when Christie's London began its costume department with the consignment of the trousseau of Princess von Wied of the Netherlands, it has become increasingly acceptable for women of a certain social class to con sign the contents of their wardrobes.
www.nysun.com /article/5292   (1162 words)

 Infinite Variety
For the first three decades of the twentieth century, the Marchesa Casati astounded Europe: nude servants gilded in gold leaf attended her; bizarre wax mannequins sat as guests at her dining table; and she was infamous for her evening strolls, naked beneath her furs, parading cheetahs on diamond-studded leashes.
The extravagance ended in 1930 when Casati was more than twenty-five million dollars in debt.
Fully authorized and accurate, this is the fantastic story of the Marchesa Luisa Casati.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/R/ryersson_infinite.html   (353 words)

 The Marchesa Casati, 1919
The Marchesa Luisa Casati was Europe's most notorious celebrity, and its most eccentric.
Her wealth gone, she fled to London, where she spent her last years, supported by family and friends and as eccentric as ever.
Explored in detail for the first time, this is the story of the Marchesa Luisa Casati.
bertc.com /other_John.htm   (258 words)

 enokiworld : albert capraro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
We're all about practical clothing, which isn't uncommon when you consider how old we are and the world we grew up in.
Long gone are the days of the Marchesa Luisa Casati who walked around her house in costumes designed by Leon Bakst.
So while women who won't wear anything but sneakers because they are obsessed with comfort debate with women who wear Manolos for ten hours at a time, the Capraro silk poncho will remain straddling the fence between practicality and giggling frivolity.
www.enokiworld.com /goods/caprarosilkponcho.htm   (176 words)

 LA CASATI French Edition
Their stunning edition of La Casati is surely one that would have been approved of by the discerning Marchesa Casati herself.
Luisa, marquise de Casati, subjugua des écrivains comme Gabriele D’Annunzio, qui en fit sa muse, des peintres comme Van Dongen, qui fit d’elle sept toiles, des photographes comme Man Ray (« Vous avez fait le portrait de mon âme »).
Ses fêtes et ses robes, ses palais et son bestiaire (tigre, paon blanc ou serpent), tout chez la Casati stupéfie.
www.marchesacasati.com /frenchedition.html   (462 words)

 Luisa Palacios ( - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
María Luisa of Parma (1751-1819), Queen of Spain Copy after Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Maria Luisa of Parma (1751-1819), Later Queen of Spain Laurent Pécheux (French, 1729-1821)Oil on canvas;
Infanta María Luisa (1782-1824) and Her Son Don Carlos Luis (1799-1883) Copy after Francisco de
www.wwar.com /masters/p/palacios-luisa.html   (334 words)

 A nod to the goddess of glam
Marchesa Luisa Casati certainly knew how to dress up...
MARCHESA Luisa Casati (1881-1957) was a scandalous, celebrated Italian aristocrat during the first half of the 20th century.
Today, her name is still mentioned but in a different context — as the namesake and muse of the current red carpet label of choice, Marchesa.
www.thestar.com.my /lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2007/1/28/lifeliving/16655307&sec=lifeliving   (727 words)

 Giovanni Boldini's Marchesa Luisa Casati, with a Greyhound
Possibly the most artistically represented woman in history after the Virgin Mary and Cleopatra, the portraits, sculptures and photographs of her would fill a gallery.
[She was the] second daughter of a wealthy cotton manufacturer, Alberto Amman and his wife Lucia Bressi, [but the] early deaths of her parents made Luisa and her elder sister, Francesca, the wealthiest heiresses in Italy.
We are the authors of "Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati" - the first full-length, family-authorized biography of the infamous eccentric art patron and muse, the Marchesa Luisa Casati (1881-1957).
www.jssgallery.org /Other_Artists/Boldini_Giovanni/Marchesa_Luisa_Casati_with_a_Greyhound.htm   (272 words)

 Casati Club & Casati Archives
The Casati Archives is the world’s only data source and image bank devoted to preserving the artistic and cultural legacy of the Marchesa Luisa Casati.
It was founded by Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino in 1999 upon the original publication of Infinite Variety and is the result of their continuing international research and collecting.
The Casati Archives assists journalists, authors, artists, specialists and the media of all kinds worldwide; as well as performs consulting services for such prestigious organizations as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the premier auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's.
www.marchesacasati.com /club.html   (211 words)

 CRISPERANTO.org: Infinite Variety FOREWARD by Quentin Crisp
It was then I was introduced to the Marchesa Luisa Casati for the first and last time.
A few days later, an artist for whom I was posing started back in surprise upon seeing me. He asked if I had ever met the Marchesa Casati and I answered, "Yes, I did, just two days ago." He then asked what she had said to me on that occasion.
The Marchesa Casati was part of a world that was as fragile as it was beautiful, one that has disappeared altogether from the face of the earth.
www.crisperanto.org /writings/casati02.html   (507 words)

 Cookbook Store @ iChef
It is an excellent book reviving the roaring twenties in Europe and gives you a fairly good insight of the lifestyle of the truly rich and famous through to the 1940s.
Part of this set was the Marchesa Casati, who is a source of inspiration to this very day for fashion designers, artists and wealthy heirs.
Thanks to the efforts of Ryersson and Yaccarino, the story of the Marchesa Casati, with all its splendor, will continue to astonish.--Jonathan Williams, Gothic Beauty Magazine
www.ichef.com /cookbookstore.cfm?SearchType=SearchByAuthor&SearchTerm=Scot%20D%2E%20Ryersson   (246 words)

 Giovanni Boldini's "La marchesa  Luisa Casati con penne di pavone" Portrait of the Marquise
Giovanni Boldini's "La marchesa Luisa Casati con penne di pavone" Portrait of the Marquise
La marchesa Luisa Casati con penne di pavone
Special thanks to Gabriella Alü, of Palermo Italy, a friend of the JSS Gallery, for help with information regarding this painting.
www.jssgallery.org /Other_Artists/Boldini_Giovanni/PortraitoftheMarquise.html   (66 words)

 The Casati Gallery
In 1922, Luisa Casati acquired the Palais Rose—previously owned by the poet and dandy the Comte Robert de Montesquiou, this elegant mansion of red marble was situated in the exclusive enclave of Le Vésinet just outside of Paris.
There, the Marchesa transformed a detached pavilion into a private art gallery devoted to the glorification of her own image.
It is no wonder that the Marchesa’s residence became known as her very own Palais du rêve—Luisa’s dream palace.
www.marchesacasati.com /gallery.html   (143 words)

Note: A revised edition of "Infinite Variety," the Out of Print biography of The Marchesa Casati, will be published
Anne Bachelier's illustrations, so surreal and so wonderfully rich in detail, are the perfect visualization of an intriguing, never-ending journey through eccentricity, obsession, love, cruelty, glamour and destiny.'
Lady Moorea Black, Granddaughter of the Marchesa Luisa Casati
www.cfmgallery.com /books/pages/PrincessOfWax.html   (226 words)

Furthermore, Vicenzo de Chiara's La spagnuola was, in those days, already made into a popular song.
On the other hand, Coré's home and garden -- Coré was a nickname which D'Annunzio gave to the marchioness Luisa Casati -- are described by the author in the "Terza offerta" of his Notturno: "é abitata dai pavoni bianchi." According to Pound, the aforesaid peacocks "may have been" in Koré's house.
This suggestion is not made without a slight reinterpretation of the original Italian.
clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu /clcweb99-2/losada99.html   (6334 words)

 The Marquise Casati (Getty Museum)
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One of Man Ray's earliest portrait commissions in Paris came from the Marquise Luisa Casati, an eccentric Italian aristocrat who was an important patron of vanguard artists.
Casati's audacious hair and makeup were part of the fantastical world she constructed, which included a taste for extravagant clothing, interior design, costume balls, and pets.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=53257   (102 words)

 2843233887 - La Casati : Les Multiples vies de la Marquise Luisa Casati - Book Price Comparison
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 No Need for Double-Sided Tape: Marchesa Stole the Show @ Blogcritics.org
Bedecked with jewelry that was neither gold nor silver, but live snakes, dining with wax figures (rumored to contain the ashes of past lovers) and ritually walking cheetahs on diamond studded leashes — to say that Marchesa Luisa Casati was scandalous would be an understatement.
As a muse she employed her status as Europe's most notorious celebrity to inspire artists, poets and fashion designers and last week she made a striking appearance at the Golden Globes.
Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig paid tribute to Casati with their London-based Marchesa fashion house in 2005.
blogcritics.org /archives/2006/01/23/191400.php   (863 words)

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