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Marella Agnelli (1927)

The daughter of a noble Neapolitan father and an American mother, Marella Caraccilo di Castagneto studied art, served as an assistant to Erwin Blumenfeld and worked at Vogue magazine. In 1953, she married Giovanni Agnelli, the Fiat heir. During the 1960s, she epitomised the beautiful people Diana Vreeland loved so with her classical features, her wealthy lifestyle and her elegant outfits. A member of Truman Capote's Swans' circle, the role suited her well as she was renowned for having 'the most gorgeous neck in the world'. An art patron, she opened an art gallery designed by Renzo Piano to present the family's collection of Matisse, Picasso or Renoir works of art.

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Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Irving Penn, 1951
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Irving Penn, 1951
Portrait of Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto by Henry Clarke, in the library of her home in Turin, Vogue, 1967
Portrait of Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto by Henry Clarke, in the library of her home in Turin, Vogue, 1967
Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto by Henry Clarke, 1967
Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto by Henry Clarke, 1967
Portrait of Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto by Henry Clarke wearing Jean Patou, 1956
Portrait of Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto by Henry Clarke wearing Jean Patou, 1956
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1962
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1962
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1962
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1962
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Richard Avedon, 1976
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Richard Avedon, 1976
Marella Caracciolo Di Castagneto by Arturo Ghergo is wearing a creation of Federico Forquet, Vogue, 1945
Marella Caracciolo Di Castagneto by Arturo Ghergo is wearing a creation of Federico Forquet, Vogue, 1945
Pasquale de Antonis, Portrait of Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto is wearing a creation of Carosa in Palazzo Torlonia, 1948
Pasquale de Antonis, Portrait of Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto is wearing a creation of Carosa in Palazzo Torlonia, 1948
Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto in Balenciaga weds Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, 1953
Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto in Balenciaga weds Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, 1953
Marella Agnelli and Princess Pignatelli by Henry Clarke, on La Leopolda in the port of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Vogue, 1962
Marella Agnelli and Princess Pignatelli by Henry Clarke, on La Leopolda in the port of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Vogue, 1962
Gianni and Marella Agnelli in 1967
Gianni and Marella Agnelli in 1967
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, in Mila Schön, by Ray Morisson at Truman Capote's Black-and-White Ball, November 28, 1966
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, in Mila Schön, by Ray Morisson at Truman Capote's Black-and-White Ball, November 28, 1966
Gianni Agnelli, Carlo Caracciolo, Marella Agnelli, Carlo de Robilan by Carlo Grazziani, 1960's
Gianni Agnelli, Carlo Caracciolo, Marella Agnelli, Carlo de Robilan by Carlo Grazziani, 1960's
Marella Agnelli by Richard Avedon, 1959
Marella Agnelli by Richard Avedon, 1959
Marella Agnelli by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1950
Marella Agnelli by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1950
Truman Capote and Marella Agnelli, 1966
Truman Capote and Marella Agnelli, 1966
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Richard Avedon, 1953
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Richard Avedon, 1953
Marella Agnelli, Truman Capote, and Bunny Mellon, at Lafayette the day after Capote's Black and White ball by Kenneth Paul Block, 1966
Marella Agnelli, Truman Capote, and Bunny Mellon, at Lafayette the day after Capote's Black and White ball by Kenneth Paul Block, 1966
Jackie Kennedy and Marella Agnelli, Amalfi, 1962
Jackie Kennedy and Marella Agnelli, Amalfi, 1962
Marella Agnelli by Ugo Mulas at Villa Bona, 1969
Marella Agnelli by Ugo Mulas at Villa Bona, 1969
Marella Agnelli by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1967
Marella Agnelli by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1967
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1963
Portrait of Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1963
Andy Warhol, Marella Agnelli, 1972
Andy Warhol, Marella Agnelli, 1972
Jacqueline and Edouard de Ribes, Marella and Gianni Agnelli by Benno Graziani, 1958
Jacqueline and Edouard de Ribes, Marella and Gianni Agnelli by Benno Graziani, 1958
Marella Agnelli by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1967
Marella Agnelli by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1967
Marella and Gianni with Edoardo (at the back), Margherita, and in front, Filippo Caracciolo (a cousin), Lapo, and John, 1986
Marella and Gianni with Edoardo (at the back), Margherita, and in front, Filippo Caracciolo (a cousin), Lapo, and John, 1986
Marella Agnelli by Philippe Halstman, wearing a dress designed by Balenciaga, Villefranche sur Mer. Villa Leopolda 1963
Marella Agnelli by Philippe Halstman, wearing a dress designed by Balenciaga, Villefranche sur Mer. Villa Leopolda 1963
Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, B.Grazziani 1957
Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, B.Grazziani 1957
Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, 1960's
Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, 1960's
Andy Warhol, Marella Agnelli, 1973
Andy Warhol, Marella Agnelli, 1973
Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1962
Marella Agnelli by Henry Clarke, 1962
Baroness Afdera Franchetti, Marella Agnelli and Filippo Lacloche at Le Bal Oriental, 1951
Baroness Afdera Franchetti, Marella Agnelli and Filippo Lacloche at Le Bal Oriental, 1951
Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Mrs Marella Agnelli, at horse race in Chantilly France, 1960
Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild and Mrs Marella Agnelli, at horse race in Chantilly France, 1960
Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto and Gianni Agnelli, 1953
Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto and Gianni Agnelli, 1953
President Kennedy, Jackie, Gianni and Marella Agnelli  sailing in Newport by Robert L. Knudsen, 1962
President Kennedy, Jackie, Gianni and Marella Agnelli sailing in Newport by Robert L. Knudsen, 1962
Marella Agnelli, 1955
Marella Agnelli, 1955
Marella Agnelli, 1950s
Marella Agnelli, 1950s
Marella Agnelli with friend, 1950s
Marella Agnelli with friend, 1950s
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, 1986
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, 1986
Marella Agnelli by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1950
Marella Agnelli by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1950
Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto with her father Filippo Caracciolo by Robert Doisneau, November 19, 1953 in Osthoffen, France
Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto with her father Filippo Caracciolo by Robert Doisneau, November 19, 1953 in Osthoffen, France
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, 1980s
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, 1980s
Marella Agnelli by Andy Warhol, 1972
Marella Agnelli by Andy Warhol, 1972
Marella at Villa Reale di Marlia, 1953
Marella at Villa Reale di Marlia, 1953
Conte Alvise di Robilant, Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto with Nicky Pignatelli by Camilla Pecci Blunt, 1953
Conte Alvise di Robilant, Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto with Nicky Pignatelli by Camilla Pecci Blunt, 1953
Marella Agnelli by Riccardo Moncalvo, 1970s
Marella Agnelli by Riccardo Moncalvo, 1970s
Marella Agnelli by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1951
Marella Agnelli by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1951
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, 1960s
Gianni and Marella Agnelli, 1960s
Gianni and Marella Agnelli by Ugo Mulas, 1968
Gianni and Marella Agnelli by Ugo Mulas, 1968
Marella Agnelli for Harper's Bazaar, 1965
Marella Agnelli for Harper's Bazaar, 1965
Marella Agnelli, 1959
Marella Agnelli, 1959
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