7.19.2008

Veruschka

The supermodel Veruschka conjures up many images: writhing like a sexthing for a snapping photographer in Blow Up, towering over everyone as an amazon, or covered in body paint as an animalistic prowess. Born Vera von Lehndorff in East Prussia, her dad tried to kill Hitler with the German Resistance, but failed and was assassinated. She stayed in various camps and stints in 13 schools and children called her a 'stork'. And usually when one is made fun of in school by shitty little kids for being gawky and tall, they become supermodels.

Starting out as a virtual unknown in NYC, and being dissed by Eileen Ford, she created the moniker of Veruschka, a name which pretty much gives off a whiff of sexuality, and adapted a alluring Russian background that rapt the fashion world. She appeared on 11 covers of Vogue and adapted a penchant for body paint. She took advantage of being a sixties bombshell and hooked up with a lineup of those virile Hollywood leading men back in the days (Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, etc.) She was always my favorite supermodel, what with her mysterious persona, penchant for promiscuity, and goodness I wanted her legs.

Currently, Veruschka roams around and lives in Berlin and is a devoted cat lady and artist.
Photos-style.com

19 comments:

agnes said...

she is born to be a model.

1234 said...

those photos are beautiful. i like the 4th and 5th one

J e s s i c a said...

I love this girl. She truly is an icon.

LuLu124 said...

great post!!! i read about her on style.com and let's just say i'm a lot jealous of her long long legs. who doesn't want to be tall and gawky?! xD btw, thanks for commenting back on my blog!!! :) xoxo, lulu

Lauren said...

She is gorgeous, I love the first photo.

ryder said...

do u know how much i searched for her pictures? she is amazing.thank u for this post!!!!

MR style said...

just amazin and timeless

Juliet said...

The girl moves!

Maybe becoming a model is all because of the Karma, as they all were bullied as kids?

juliet xxx

choubelle said...

Last picture freaks me out, but the two before it are so cool!

xx

www.choubelle.wordpress.com

Avi said...

I loves her.

Penny said...

Yay, someone else who is a cat lady! haha
x

Wendy said...

Her body is fantastic!

STYLE DU MONDE said...

She is gorgeous!

xx

The Clothes Horse said...

She is ravishing. I always wonder how such gorgeous women can have dealt with mockery in school? But then again I suppose it is part of enduring school: you are either the mocker or the mocked at some point...

CoutureCarrie said...

Wonderful photos! Love that billowy mod dress! And the crazy lashes remind me a bit of the ones Viktor & Rolf just did for Shu Uemura (sp?)!!

MollyCake said...

OH man! What a great post. Love the one with the braid, she really knew how to move in front of a camera. And damn, those legs....

:Fashion Frenzy: said...

Amazing photography!

The Vancouverista said...

great post! thanks for putting these up

-h of candid cool said...

really amazing photos.