Style Icon: Edie Sedgwick

She was the original IT girl; model, actress and muse to the likes of Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol. With her gamine features, black kohled eyes and groundbreaking sense of style,  Edie Sedgwick has become iconic of the ‘60s Mod, and left behind her a fashion legacy that will influence the way women dress for decades to come.

Edie burst onto New York party scene in the sixties, immediately making her mark with her incredibly distinctive way of dressing.

She quickly became the darling muse of the great Andy Warhol, and started in a myriad of the artist’s short films and photographic works.

Her wardrobe was revolving mixture of beatnik cool, featuring opaque black tights and simple silhouettes set against glittering costume jewels and a peroxide blonde crop.  Create the Edie look with leopard print and mohair, boat neck sweaters, pea coats, mod hats and ballet pumps.

In her short and at times troubled 28 years, Edie Sedgwick established a fashion legacy that lives on today – from the 2005 Dior collection dedicated to the look she pioneered, to her most recent incarnation in the film Factory Girl, starring the gorgeous gamine look-alike Sienna Miller (below).

She will be long admired as one of the true architects of the influential ‘60s style.

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