Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Marchesa Lusia Casati

The Marchesa Luisa Casati is described as one of Europe's most scandalous, eccentric celebrity of the 20th century. She was known to wear live snakes as jewelry and walk naked with nothing more then a Fur.She collected palaces and exotic animals and was often seen "parading her pet cheetahs on diamond studded leashes"

Her beauty and style made her a muse to many painters and photographers. Which made her "the most artistically represented woman in history after Cleopatra and the Virgin Mary."

Her love of jewels and exotic animals directly inspired the 'Panther' collection for Cartier.

Her stories of love affairs, losing her pet Boa Constrictor at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and wax statue dinner guests are all completely intriguing.

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