The Tale of Talitha

Love this photo shoot by Tom Craig for Porter Magazine. Very reminiscent of the photographs Patrick Lichfield took of Talitha Getty, the queen of Marrakesh kool in the early 70s:

It was here where he [Yves Saint Laurent] met one of his muses, the ill-fated and impossibly beautiful Talitha Getty (supposedly the only woman Rudolf Nureyev was ever attracted to). Her opulent Moroccan palace, which she shared with her oil heir husband was the setting for some of the decade’s most raucous parties – the likes of Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger would flock to them, charmed by the couple’s bohemian lifestyle. Getty was a style icon who came to be the blueprint for what we consider hippy luxe – to the inner fashion world if not the general public (a lot of whom would incorrectly cite Sienna Miller, who was at least thirty years behind Getty in popularising the look). The most famous image of her, shot by Patrick Lichfield, shows her as an enigmatic but alluring figure crouched on her roof in Marrakech, clad in white pantaloons and decadent, colourful kaftan, her husband casually looming in the background, and is considered culturally significant to the point that it resides in London’s National Gallery. (Pinch Magazine)Talitha Getty, Angela Lindvall, Porter Magazine

Angela Lindvall, Talitha Getty, Porter Magazine

Talitha Getty, Angela Lindvall, Porter Magazine

Angela Lindvall, Talitha Getty, Porter Magazine

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Angela Lindvall, Talitha Getty, Porter Magazine

Angela Lindvall, Talitha Getty, Porter Magazine

Talitha Getty, Angela Lindvall, Porter Magazine

 

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