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During the 60s and 70s, as a fashion reporter and as a photo stylist for Helmut Newton, David Bailey and Lord Snowdon, Mary Russell photographed and became part of Europe’s cultural elite: fashion designers, musicians, actors, artists and aristocrats. She mined the élan of the period and exploded the boundaries between reportage and fashion. Published for the first time and accompanied by Russell’s personal memoirs, the book includes her intimate portraits of Andy Warhol’s visit to Paris with the Factory, Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, the Rolling Stones, Jerry Hall, Jane Birkin, Paloma Picasso, Charlotte Rampling, Peter Beard, Gunter Sachs, David Hockney, and many others.
Newlyarrived fromLondon, Louise de a Falaise (not yet Loulou) with her brother Alexis chez moi in Montparnasse, Villa Boulard, Paris, late 1960s.
Marisa Berenson on the Lido during the Venice Film Festival, early 1970s, decked outin hippie luxe, piled-on bijoux tie-dyed sarong.
Marisa gracing the Volpi cabana beach mats. Jacques Grange, and François-Marie Banier in the Volpi’s boat.
Strolling the streets of Saint-Tropez: Florence Grinda with Marisa Berenson sporting Lothar’s Berber blue cotton separates.
Gianni Versace and his boys all wearing his sexy black leathers as a true fashion statement.
I snapped this photo of Giovanni Volpi as we drove the circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix in his Testarossa Ferrari before the race in the early 1970s.
Peter Kronig, ski instructor to the stars, in hip mufti. They say every American girl dreams of flirting with a ski instructor. I spent a lovely winter with Peter in Zermatt!
If anyone was the total mirror of Yves, it was Betty. From the moment they met, they were inseparable. She seemed to have come from another planet. It was as if Yves hadmade a drawing of her, and then breathed life into her to accompany him on other worldly dream voyages. Pierre, Yves, Betty and François in the garden, place Vauban.