Veruschka- Artist and Model

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By Linda Morand

As a young woman, I was fortunate to meet Veruschka three times.   Every time it was like being in the presence of someone very special.The first time was in Rome in 1969. She was legendary having appeared in countless spreads in Vogue and every top fashion magazine, as well as having appeared as Herself in Blow Up, the hot film of 1966. She was living with the great Italian photographer Franco Rubartelli.  I was doing a little modeling in Rome and called at the studio for an audition and who answered the door but Veruschka herself!  She was wearing delicate white linen slacks and a diaphanous  shirt.  She stood tall and tan and barefoot, her hair, straight and swinging below her shoulders.  She had no makeup on. I was very young, dressed in hip-hugging bell bottoms and a fitted silk shirt with little boots. I was awed…

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