Andy’s “It” Girl

Nov 15, 2013 7:26PM

“One is a beautiful actress… the other is a young man by the name of Andy Warhol, the creator of Pop Art…” –Merv Griffin

It’s clear that Andy Warhol was inspired by popular culture and stars of all forms. Aside from the ever-famous screenprints of Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor, one of Andy’s most defining, and prominent sources of inspiration was his very own ‘60s “it” girl: Edie Sedgwick. 

In the 1960s, Edie quickly became a Factory Superstar. She was featured in twelve of Andy’s films, and in numerous photographs. Truman Capote once said, “I think Edie was something Andy would like to have been; he was transposing himself into her à la Pygmalion…”

 Sedgwick died 41 years ago on November 16, 1971. To commemorate the ultimate Sixties pair, we’re featuring the two superstars hamming it up for Burt Glinn’s camera. Decades later, there is no denying that Edie was Andy’s ultimate muse.