As the granddaughter of Elsa Schiaparelli, it seemed only natural that Marisa Berenson would live life in the world of fashion, but it is unlikely anyone could have predicted the kind of life she would lead—she was named the “girl of the Seventies” by Yves Saint Laurent, she appeared on the cover of magazines like Vogue and Time, she was photographed by the leading photographers of the day, and she starred in films like Barry Lyndon and Cabaret.
As you can imagine, this life is one that most of us can only imagine, which is why the new book from Rizzoli, Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures, is such a must-read. Consider it a pictorial biography. Filled with candid photographs, fashion editorials, film stills, and magazine covers—taken by photographers and filmmakers like Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, and Steven Meisel, among others—the book chronicles Berenson’s rise to fame over her thirty-year career. And because it is written by Berenson herself, you know that you will get the whole truth about her illustrious career.
Marisa Berenson: A Life in Pictures ($37.80) is available now at Amazon.com. Clocking in with over 300 photographs, we suggest you don’t delay.