Sunday, February 6, 2011

Farewell to a fashion icon

Maria Schneider, a French actor perhaps best-known for co-starring with Marlon Brando in the 1973 film, Last Tango in Paris recently passed away. Last Tango in Paris is one of my favorite films for many reasons, two of them being Schneider's character and wardrobe. She plays Jeanne, a Parisian hipster with the most amazing style. Her granny hats and coats, juxtaposed with mini-dresses, bellbottoms, and blazers, altered how I viewed '70s style. I saw it as not only wearable today, but within my taste.

Over the years I bought pieces here and there that hearkened Jeanne's style, and I like to think they celebrate a quirky, relatively forgotten fashionista. Though Schneider's film career seemingly faded as quickly Jeanne's style legacy, I feel happy for my own exposure and inspiration.

Here is Maria Schneider's New York Times obituary: Rest in peace.

1 comment:

emma wallace said...

I was sad to see her passing as well. Love your tribute to her fashion!