n°150/ The Last Swan

December 2014

by Nathalie Azoulai

She has such a long neck. She was born a princess. She had an Italian father and an American mother. She married one of the wealthiest European tycoons. She went through glamourous parties, cruises and balls. She faced personal dramas such as deception, death and loss.  But however she pushed 87, her motto remains , « Let’s have fun. » She used to be one of these worldwide worshiped women who didn’t have any other skill than style and who wouldn’t have made it without a husband but as Capote put it : she would « marry the way another person travels in a foreign country. You stay there until your tire of it. Then you go elsewhere. » Indeed, she travelled the world. Her name is Marella Agnelli. She’s the last swan.