I've been kind of bummed out on sewing lately due to a couple of failed projects (more on that later), so I thought I would share a little about someone who inspired my latest dress, Edie Sedgwick. I've been influenced by her style in 2013, she inspired John Galliano's collection for Dior in 2005, and was the muse to not only Andy Warhol, but also Bob Dylan, in the 1960s. FYI I'm not putting myself on same pedestal as Galliano, Warhol, and Dylan. Just saying her impact has spanned decades! ;)
Reading biographies is one of my favorite things to do. I love reading about the personal and professional lives of people, especially Old Hollywood stars. Technically, Edie doesn't fit into the Old Hollywood category, but a friend let me borrow Edie American Girl and I was intrigued the moment I started reading. Of course after reading it I re-watched Factory Girl, a movie about Edie's life in New York. Sienna Miller played Edie and did a fantastic job, I have trouble telling the two of them apart when I see photos!
Edie was from Santa Barbara, California (a couple of hours away from me!) and moved to New York in the sixties where she met Andy Warhol and became his muse. If you know anything about her then you know she was a tortured soul and some of you may be wondering why I am so fascinated by her. I'm can't pinpoint why I'm drawn to her, but I do admire her fashion choices and she was the inspiration behind my last sewing project. I chose that particular fabric to go with the pattern because I thought it was something that Edie would possibly wear.
Doesn't Sienna Miller look just like Edie? source
I plan on making some more Edie inspired clothing in the future. I have the black tights and (faux) fur, but would like to make some boatneck striped shirts. Does anyone know of a good pattern that they would recommend?
Are there any other fellow Edie fans out there?