Born on this day in fashion history: Marchesa Luisa Casati

Happy birthday to the eccentric Italian aristocrat Marchesa Luisa Casati, born on this day in 1881. With her bright red hair, large eyes and pale skin, Casati cast an equally striking and intimidating figure. The undeniable predecessor for today’s Lady Gaga-types, she repeatedly¬†shocked polite European taste¬†with her audacious, unbridled approach to self-ornamentation. Animals, alive or … Continue reading Born on this day in fashion history: Marchesa Luisa Casati