Edie Sedgwick…the It Girl of the 60s, Andy Warhol’s muse, the reason girls think it’s OK to wear leggings as pants. Unfortunately, Edie Sedgwick was only person in the world who could pull that look off and look stylish- though that hasn’t stopped us from trying to emulate her!
Pre-Pixie cut Edie
She came from the ultimate American family: her great-great-great grandfather signed the Declaration of Independence, but her American roots reach all the way back to 1635, when her seventh-great grandfather was the 1st Major General of one of the first settled colonies. Edie got sick of being seeped in all that tradition though, and set out to make a totally unique name for herself in the early 60s.
Her signature makeup & mole; hanging with Andy Warhol
In 1965 Edie met Andy Warhol and became his muse- she was an actress in many of his avant-garde films. She was rumored to be dating Bob Dylan, and is widely thought to be the inspiration behind his hit song “Just Like A Woman”. She quickly became one of the most famous socialites of the decade, although that took its toll: Edie was addicted to drugs and alcohol, and managed to spend her entire inheritance in just 6 months. Her wardrobe during this time was positively inspirational, though!
A shot of Edie from Vogue
Her famous fashion looks- no pants!
Edie’s short bottle-blond haircut, mod eye-makeup, and thick eyebrows have become iconic. She was even known to draw on a mole a la Marilyn Monroe everyday! Edie wasn’t fond of pants, and dared to wear black opaque tights or black hotpants in lieu of proper bottoms. Graphic stripes, giant chandelier earrings, and big fur or feathered coats were staples in Sedwick’s wardrobe, and to this day these items scream “Edie!”
Since the Swingin’ 60s are back in full swing for Spring 2014, the signature Edie look is easy to recreate. Our disco-ball statement earrings are 100% Sedgwick, and we know Edie would die over our perfect black leggings. Paired with a striped top and black and white blazer, they’re right on trend. Edie loved chunky sweaters, too- our neon knit mixes modern-day trendiness with 60s flair!
If you want to get Sedgwick’s style, minus the no-pants thing, try our green shift dress! The cut is all 60s, but it offers a little more modestly that Edie’s traditional fare. Want more Edie inspiration? Check out the movie Factory Girl, starring Sienna Miller (with a cameo appearance by Mary Kate Olsen, for all you fangirls out there).
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