Here's of my favorite photographs and inspiration for a Genlux fashion shoot today.
That's Talitha Getty on the roof-top of her home in Marrakesh, Morocco, that she shared with the hooded man in the corner. That's J. Paul Getty, Jr. He was son of the richest man in the world at the time and may have been a good reason Talitha married him. It's said she was enthralled at the time with the dancer Rudolf Nureyev; who was equally smitten by her. In the pic, she's dressed in the cool hippie fashion of the time. She has such a chill, relaxed vibe at the Pleasure Palace, as they called it. The official name of the home was Le Palais du Zahir. There's also a good chance she's on drugs in this photo. Both the Rolling Stones and the Beatles would visit the Pleasure Palace. It was a time of excess and was none other than the drug connoisseur himself, Keith Richards, told in his book that J. Paul and Talitha, "had the best and finest opium." Keith would know. Sadly, a little more than two years after this photo was taken, Talitha would die of a heroin overdose. In that same year, heroin also stole the lives of legends Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Edie Sedgwick, and Jim Morrison. A crazy time. Talitha left behind a son. The clue your folks were hippies? When your name is Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramophone Getty.
On Talitha's wikipedia page it says the photographer was Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, or Patrick Lichfield. It also says the photo is in the National Portrait Gallery in London. It should be.
Today we're finding the model for our fashion story inspired by this shot and boxes of fashion from New York are piling in the Genlux office. I see a big one from Chanel, but more about our shoot later.