Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Muse Behind the Song: Edie Sedgwick

Dubbed an "It Girl" and a fellow "Youthquaker" by Vogue, Edie Sedgwick was a famous model, socialite, heiress, actress, Warhol Muse, and "The Girl of the Year" in 1965. Whew! The places to be in New York (among others) were The Factory and the Chelsea Hotel, where Edie hung out with the likes of The Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan. It was Andy Warhol (once his relationship with Edie started to sour, no doubt) who asked Lou Reed to write the song "Femme Fatale" for his once beloved Superstar. Also intrigued with Edie was Dylan himself, and the songs "Just Like a Woman," "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" from the album Blonde on Blonde, and "Like a Rolling Stone" from Highway 61 Revisited are said to be inspired by her.



With Andy Warhol.

With The Velvet Underground and Warhol.

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