Monday, March 30, 2009

Talitha Getty - Boho Couture

                 Talitha and Paul Getty on roof top of their Moroccan home

         Talitha showing us how to work gladiator sandals circa 1960s

                                  Talitha and Paul Getty

                                Talitha Getty's Moroccan Home

                           More of Talitha Getty's Moroccan Home

                   Nicole Richie the poster girl for modern 'Boho Couture'

                                               'Boho Couture'

One of the biggest style icons of last century, and one half of an uber glamourous 'It' couple from the 60s, is Talitha Getty. A muse to Yves Saint Laurent and known for mixing couture with boho/hippy chic, Talitha married Paul Getty (heir to the Getty oil fortune) in 1966. From there on in, it was a life of glamour, high fashion and excess. The couple were known for mixing with fashion and celebrity royalty and holding ultra glamourous soirees at their Moroccan home.  Talitha died from a heroin overdose in 1971 (so there was a huge downside to all that glamour and excess) but not before influencing fashion trends for many years to come. You can still see her influence in some of todays 'It' girls such as Sienna Miller and Kate Moss and most noticeably, Nicole Richie, a perfect example of how to do 'boho couture' well.


Rachael said...

Nicole Ritchie always looks so her look!

The Enchanted Closet said...

I agree Rachael. She is one of my contemporary favourites.

AnastasiaC said...

wonderful style!! talitha was super cool - shame her life was so short...