Remembering Marina Schiano: Model, Muse, and Magnate

Sep 12, 2019 260


Marina Schiano, the fiery model, photographer, muse, and jewelry designer, has died. She was 71. Schiano was one of those rangy, long-haired beauties who traipsed through the pages of Vogue in its jet-setting Diana Vreeland days. In 1968 she appeared in an extravagant 28-page feature photographed in Mexico by Henry Clarke.

In a blog entry, lensman Clive Arrowsmith remembers being introduced to Schiano by stylist Grace Coddington, who told him, “I have the most incredible Italian model for you to work with. You will adore her with your fetish for Renaissance faces.” In more than one sitting for Vogue, she flashed a Gioconda smile.

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