Style Fever Heroine: Marchesa Luisa Casati


By far the best the billionaire the world has ever seen. Many have had silly amounts of money to do fabulous things with but stick to buying lots of expensive tacky trash.But the Marchesa knew what to do with her vast inheritance; she bought pet cheetahs with diamond studded leashes, commissioned great artists to work with her or photograph her eccentricity, constantly hosting lavish costume balls, she wore live snakes as jewellery – in short she was outlandishly brilliant, and living as she did at the turn of the 20th century, tales of such a bold, exciting and independent minded woman, are all the more unusual.


Apparentley, the Marchesa Luisa, came to Man Ray and demanded to be photographed.

A big inspiration for Siouxsie Sioux huh?

One of the Marchesa’s balls, where she would of had gold painted men serving the drinks.

Kohl rimmed smoky eyes and red hair were her beauty hallmarks.