Muses

Edie Sedgwick (1943 - 1971)

An American heiress, Edie Sedgwick's early life was troubled, in particular because of her father's attitude and, herself and her siblings rapidly developed emotional issues – Edie Sedgwick becoming an anorexic. In the beginning of the 1960s, she moved to New York where she became a model and was introduced to drugs before meeting Andy Warhol, in 1965. Edie Sedgwick promptly became a major member of the artist's Factory and appeared in several of his films such as Vinyl, Poor Little Rich Girl and Chelsea Girls. These films helped design the muse's notoriety in New York's underground but also in mainstream media that remarked her unusual fashion taste with her mini dresses, her short hair, black leotards and chandelier earrings: she was dubbed an It Girl. By the end of the 1960s, Andy Warhol grew tired of his twin-like inspiration and Edie Sedgwick who was betrayed by Bob Dylan whom she thought would marry her, was rapidly estranged from the Factory's circle and fell into heavy drugs and alcohol abuses. Erected as a conceptual-like Andy Warhol muse, she played the role the artist had given her, that of an eccentric and glamorous icon who inspired an adolescent Patti Smith.

Edie Sedgwick wearing a bodysuit by Venus and flower studded stockings by Givenchy, photographed by Gianni Penati for Vogue, 1966
Edie Sedgwick wearing a bodysuit by Venus and flower studded stockings by Givenchy, photographed by Gianni Penati for Vogue, 1966
Edie Sedgwick wearing a bodysuit by Venus and flower studded stockings by Givenchy, photographed by Gianni Penati for Vogue, 1966
Edie Sedgwick wearing a bodysuit by Venus and flower studded stockings by Givenchy, photographed by Gianni Penati for Vogue, 1966
Edie Sedgwick  by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick  by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick  by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick  by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick  by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in Andy Warhol's garden by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in Andy Warhol's garden by Bob Adelman, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick listening to a playback of the soundtrack with an underground crew member during a break in the shooting, 1967
Edie Sedgwick listening to a playback of the soundtrack with an underground crew member during a break in the shooting, 1967
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by David McCabe, 1964
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by David McCabe, 1964
Edie Sedgwick and Kevin McCarthy by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Kevin McCarthy by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick dancing at Andy Warhol's Party by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick dancing at Andy Warhol's Party by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Andy Warhol's Party by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Andy Warhol's Party by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Billy Name, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Billy Name, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol in New York by Burt Glinn, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol in New York by Burt Glinn, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol in New York by Burt Glinn, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol in New York by Burt Glinn, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol in New York by Burt Glinn, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol in New York by Burt Glinn, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Fred Eberstadt for Life, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at The Factory by Billy Name, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at The Factory by Billy Name, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick, photobooth style by Andy Warhol, 1966
Edie Sedgwick, photobooth style by Andy Warhol, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick by Jerry Schatzberg, 1966
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Rue Princesse, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Rue Princesse, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Rue Princesse, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Rue Princesse, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Catherine Deneuve by Jean Jacques Bugat, 1965
Edie Sedgwick using the only phone at The Factory by Stephen Shore, ca. 1965-1967
Edie Sedgwick using the only phone at The Factory by Stephen Shore, ca. 1965-1967
Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl directed by George Hickenlooper, 2006
Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl directed by George Hickenlooper, 2006
Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl directed by George Hickenlooper, 2006
Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl directed by George Hickenlooper, 2006
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Horse directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Horse directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Outer and Inner Space directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Outer and Inner Space directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick by Nat Finkelstein, ca. 1965-1966
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Kitchen directed by Andy Warhol, 1966
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Kitchen directed by Andy Warhol, 1966
Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio by Bob Adelman in the underground film Beauty No.2 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio by Bob Adelman in the underground film Beauty No.2 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio by Bob Adelman in the underground film Beauty No.2 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio by Bob Adelman in the underground film Beauty No.2 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio by Bob Adelman in the underground film Beauty No.2 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Gino Piserchio by Bob Adelman in the underground film Beauty No.2 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Outer and Inner Space directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Outer and Inner Space directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Promotional for the posthumously film Ciao! Manhattan directed by John Palmer and David Weisman, 1972
Edie Sedgwick, Promotional for the posthumously film Ciao! Manhattan directed by John Palmer and David Weisman, 1972
Edie Sedgwick in the posthumously film Ciao! Manhattan directed by John Palmer and David Weisman, 1972
Edie Sedgwick in the posthumously film Ciao! Manhattan directed by John Palmer and David Weisman, 1972
Edie Sedgwick at The Factory by Billy Name, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at The Factory by Billy Name, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Screen Test No. 1 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Screen Test No. 1 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at the swimming pool in the Hudson Hotel in New York by Fred W. McDarrah, 1967
Edie Sedgwick at the swimming pool in the Hudson Hotel in New York by Fred W. McDarrah, 1967
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, 1955
Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol, 1955
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick at the Mod Ball in New York by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick at the Mod Ball in New York by Walter Daran, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Ray Wisniewski by Fred W. McDarrah, 1966
Edie Sedgwick and Ray Wisniewski by Fred W. McDarrah, 1966
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by Steve Schapiro, 1965
Edie Sedgwick dancing at a party at The Factory by Bob Adelman, 1965
Edie Sedgwick dancing at a party at The Factory by Bob Adelman, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick at the Mod Ball in New York by Walter Daran, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick at the Mod Ball in New York by Walter Daran, 1965
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
Andy Warhol, Chuck Wein, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick by Davie McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol, Chuck Wein, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick by Davie McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick at David McCabe's Studio, 1965
Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick at David McCabe's Studio, 1965
Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick at David McCabe's Studio, 1965
Andy Warhol, Gerard Malanga and Edie Sedgwick at David McCabe's Studio, 1965
Gerard Malanga, Chuck Wein, Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by David McCabe, 1965
Gerard Malanga, Chuck Wein, Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malange by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malange by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol by David McCabe at a party at the Empire State Building, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein and Andy Warhol by David McCabe at a party at the Empire State Building, 1965
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga by David McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick and Gerard Malanga by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Edie Sedgwick at Bud Wirtschafter’s apartment by David McCabe, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, 1965
Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, 1960s
Edie Sedgwick, 1960s
Edie Sedgwick, film strip from Screen Test No. 1 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick, film strip from Screen Test No. 1 directed by Andy Warhol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Face directed by Andy Wahrol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick in the underground film Face directed by Andy Wahrol, 1965
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
Edie Sedgwick on Fisher’s Island, 1964
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