Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Model Lives - Nico and Gisele

Nico at her Paris apartment in the early 1960's

I was just thinking about how much our style icons have changed in the last 50 years.
Take for example two models famous enough to go by one name
Nico and Gisele.
German born Nico, who rose to fame in the late 1950's, had a career that spanned decades as a model, actress and singer. From a small part in Fellini's La Dolce Vita to working with Serge Gainsbourg, and later part of Andy Warhol's Factory and a singer in the Velvet Underground, she was at the cultural center of all things hip in the 1960's and 1970's.
She also had a life riddled with drugs including dropping acid while pregnant with Alan Delon's son and decades of heroin addiction.
Nico - Poster girl for Heroin Chic

And then we have Brazilian born Gisele.
Glamazon and all around girl next door....except with legs that go from here to forever and the hottest quarterback for a husband.
Aside from the glamour job making her a gazillionaire, Gisele seems to live a rather normal life including hanging out at the park with Tom Brady's son and meeting friends at Casa Vega in the Valley.

Gisele - Poster Girl For Healthy Living
Newlyweds Gisele and Tom Brady - Eating Ice Cream and Looking Normal

How much difference 5 decades make.

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