1966. “I love this one Franco” reads the inscription by Diana Vreeland on the original print. Regally (how often do we talk about Veruschka in those terms?) posed on cushions against a fan of pampas grass, the Countess is the embodiment of haughty, unattainable beauty. This image is from a shoot published in the 1 November edition of Vogue (US) to illustrate an editorial – In Hawaii: Halters of Jewels:
Silver lamé hung from a V-shaped diamanté harness, below, and pleated just under the small, high Empire bodice. Abraham fabric. Dresses, both pages, designed exclusively for Elizabeth Arden in Paris by Castillo. Worn with Charles Elkaim earrings; Bernardo sandals. Photographed at the Mauna Kea golf course.
Photo by Franco Rubartelli.