Edie Sedgwick: The Ultimate "IT" Girl

17 Mar

In my opinion Edie Sedgwick was one of the most fascinating people of all time.  

Being a socialite and coming from both money and a rough family background, Edie came onto the scene in NYC during the 60’s. Starting as an art student and creative type who did some modeling and continued on to electrify the fashion scene. She soon met Andy Warhol, becoming his muse of sorts and changing everything. She developed a nasty little drug habit and was known famously for both drugs and style (I appreciate her style more).

The epitomy of her look consisted of black tights, leotards, large earrings (oftentimes just one) and lots of eye makeup. 

Edie was part of Andy Warhol’s infamous factory in which he developed his art, movies, and brainstormed. She was also rumored to have dated Bob Dylan. Her short life is portrayed in the movie Factory Girl. I’m not sure if it ever went global in terms of theatres and releases, but it was a great movie that is not to be missed starring Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce.

Edie died before the age of 30 of a drug overdose. A very sad ending to such a promising start. However, in a short time she put her stamp on history forever. Most of us can only dream to do something like that.

Edie had style unlike any other and apparently a personality to match.  

Factory Girl Trailer

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