Edie Sedgwick (portrayed by photographer Elena Karma) was a young heiress studying art at Cambridge in Massachusetts. She then moved to New York City, where she discovered pop artist, Andy Warhol. Andy asked Edie to perform in one of his underground films, and soon, she was spending all of her time with Andy at his Factory (a studio and hangout for NY eccentrics and drug addicts). Edie’s status soon skyrocketed to ‘Warhol Superstar’ and international fashion model. Around the same time, a Cambridge friend introduced her to poet and singer Bob Dylan. Andy became jealous of Bob, and when Bob visited the Factory, he showed his mutual contempt for Andy. The romantic relationship between he and Edie failed soon after; and began turning to the prolific drug supply surrounding her, as a comfort in her distress. As addiction set in, Edie’s relationship with Andy deteriorated quickly. Vogue magazine soon refused to book Edie for shoots in the publication. Edie interrupted a luncheon hosting Andy and his friends, to demand that she be paid and accuse Andy of ruining her. In the end, Edie turns to prostitution to support her habits. The last few years of her life, Edie struggled to control drug abuse and her marriage to another addiction treatment patient (a marriage which ended in less than four months when she died of an overdose).
Encapsulating the endearing freedom of her girlhood and the frantic mania of her party years, our beautiful exclusive, ‘Edie And Andy’ stars the stunning, real-life artists Elena Karma, captured by fellow photographer Alyona Kosmina. The story is the most recent addition to our Summer Session on Satiety paper, and kicks off the tonal change of the dwindling season as we ease towards the heavier fashions of fall. Enjoy!Credits Model: Elena Karma Photographer: Alyona Kosmina Stylist: Alyona Arefieva Make-up: Natasha Fedorova