Veruschka von Lehndorff by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia September 1995.
Franco Rubartelli, Brazil — 1968.
Veruschka by Holger Trülzsch, 1971.
Veruschka modeling a bathing suit designed by Margit Fellegi for Cole of California.
This specific bathing suit was named “the Outrageous” and was released in their 1964 “Scandal” collection.
📷: Johnny Moncada, 1964.
Original Caption: Veruschka walking down a red dirt road in the Arizona desert, wearing a short yellow, Russian-throat banded shirt dress by Gayle Kirkpatrick, and gold foot chain wrapped on her ankle by Sant ‘Angelo.
Vogue, June, 1968.
Photo by Franco Rubartelli.
Claude Lalanne for Yves Saint Laurent F/W 1969
Arthur Elgort, Vogue, 1991
Jersey and Pearls - Vogue US (1965)
Veruschka by Bert Stern
Veruschka von Lehndorff was born on 14 May 1939 in Königsberg, East Prussia to Countess Gottliebe von Kalnein: her father was German Count von Lehndorff-Steinort, an army reserve officer executed when she was 5 for attempting to assassinate Adolf Hitler in the July 20 plot. After his death the remaining family members were interred in labor camps until the end of World War II: Veruschka later studied art in Hamburg and was discovered by the photographer Ugo Mulas at age 20, after which she became a full-time model.
In 1966 she did her first shoot wearing body paint, and it became a lifelong artistic pursuit. Most of the time she did her own make-up, hair and styling.
“The most successful ones were done like that, because I was in charge of it,” she says. “With the photographer we created the whole thing on the spot. We cut up the clothes even, if it looked better.”
Photographer: Holger Trülzsch
Veruschka coiffure by Hugh Harrison 1968