Monday, October 19, 2009

"The girl of the Seventies"

So said Yves Saint Laurent of Marisa Berenson, model and actress. She only did three movies, one of them a silent role, yet her modeling was really top drawer. Her grandmother, the "shocking pink" Elsa Schiaparelli, claimed she was awkward and ugly, but her grandmother's 'frenemy,' Diana Vreeland thought otherwise. Vreeland, editor of Vogue at the time, took Marisa under her wing, and propelled Marisa's modelling career into the highest paid of its time. Awkward family dinners, I dare say.

The reason for all this bantor being, I saw "Barry Lyndon" this weekend! Beautifully done by Stanley Kubrick. Some of the scenes were masterpieces alone, with its art direction (which Oscar it won).

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