What Would They Buy Now: Edie Sedgwick

What Would They Buy Now: Edie Sedgwick

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF "WHAT WOULD THEY BUY NOW?" V PREDICT WHAT YOUTHQUAKER SLASH "IT" GIRL EDIE SEDGWICK WOULD SPLURGE ON TODAY

 

 

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF "WHAT WOULD THEY BUY NOW?" V PREDICT WHAT YOUTHQUAKER SLASH "IT" GIRL EDIE SEDGWICK WOULD SPLURGE ON TODAY

 

 

Text: Tania Farouki

Perhaps the most famous of Andy Warhol’s roster of 'superstars,' Edith Minturn Sedgwick’s notoriety as an everlasting style icon remains undeniable. With this year marking the 45th anniversary of her death, time just keeps feeding the growing influence of the Edie Sedgwick myth. Who could ever forget that bleached blonde Pixie haircut, Bambi-like eyes (intensified by the right abundance of black eyeliner, bold drawn eyebrows), and dangling larger-than-life chandelier earrings—often accompanied by opaque black tights, a cigarette and cocktail?

With a magnetic onscreen presence in infamous classics such as Poor Little Rich Girl (by Warhol, 1965) and Ciao! Manhattan (by John Palmer and David Weisman, 1972) among many others, the avant-garde Sedgwick has become a symbol of ultimate rebellion when she decided to pursue her own artistry—leaving behind a troubled childhood and an aristocratic heritage—and go on to champion one of the most controversial artists of the 20th century.

Had Edie been part of today’s generation, we believe she would have followed her heart’s truest convictions and wholly embraced the new wave of designers taking over the fashion sphere by storm: think Simon Porte Jacquemus, Julien Dossena at Paco Rabanne, Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastian Meyer at Courrèges—and even the new ‘enfant terrible’ Demna Gvasalia, helming both Balenciaga and cult street label Vêtements.

Still remaining loyal to her 1960s mod sensibility, we would venture that her fondness of tights would still be very present (a staple from her years of practicing ballet) and she would champion ski-like gears too; but when it comes to her signature jewellery, she would go for more aggressive and geometric shapes (Lynn Ban would become a favorite). As for her penchant for artwork? A vulnerable personality, Sedgwick would be enthralled with raw and bold pieces created by artists known for disturbing the comfortable such as Tracey Emin. Still a rebel, but never shying away from divulging her true emotions.

Edie Sedgwick photographed by Billy Name, 1965 

The Jacket: Courr¨ges zipped bomber

The Album: Christine and the Queens, Chaleur Humaine (2014, Because Music)

The Boots: Gucci horsebit-detailed patent-leather ankle boots

The Magazine: V78 featuring Grimes, Sky Ferreira and Charli XCX photographed by Sebastian Faena

The Pants: Paco Rabanne Nadia stirrup legging pants

The Dress: Jacquemus asymmetric pinstriped linen and cotton-blend mini dress

The Refuge: Le Montana (28 rue Saint-Beno®t, 75006 Paris, France) 

The Tights: Emilio Cavallini plumetis tights

The Beauty Item: Bobbi Brown long-wear gel eyeliner

The Artwork: Tracey Emin, "I cried because I love you" (2016)

The Earrings: Lynn Ban flash sterling silver diamond earrings

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