Fashion Icon Friday: Edie Sedgwick
Edie Sedgwick, the Factory “it girl,” movie star, model, and Andy Warhol’s muse was also a fashion icon of the 1960s.
The heiress and socialite, originally from California, moved out east to study art. By 1965, Edie fell into the New York art and party scene with Andy Warhol and the rest of his Factory. Edie started starring in his black and white films like Poor Little Rich Girl and appearing in his prints. She was known for her boyish figure and only wearing tights with leotards or mini dresses. She kept a short bouffant blonde haircut that was constantly decorated with chandelier earrings. Part of her iconic style was also her charcoal-lined eyes and long, thick eyelashes.
Besides Andy Warhol, Edie was also an inspiration for Bob Dylan during her infamous relationship with him, as well as Bobby Neuwirth. Unfortunately, Edie lived a tragic and short life that ended back in Santa Barbara when she was only 28. Her fashion legacy lives on as one of the fashion icons that shaped the style of her time.
We love the film Factory Girl which stars another one of our fashion icons, Sienna Miller portraying Edie Sedgwick.