La Dolce Vita

Christine Kuan
Dec 3, 2012 2:39AM

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. --Federico Fellini

Art and fame. Image and substance. Life and death. But most importantly, style and glamour! The 1960 classic film "La Dolce Vita" by Federico Fellini not only gave birth to the term paparazzi (based on the news photographer named Paparazzo in the movie), but also captivated the world with its portrayal of wealth and celebrity culture. 

Stars of the film include: sultry, reed-thin Anouk Aimée; blonde bombshell goddess Anita Ekberg (and countless other off-the-charts-gorgeous women); and equally hot Marcello Mastroianni. The 3-hour epic engulfs you in its seemingly never-ending cycle of parties, tragedy, emptiness, and pleasure. Ah, decadence and the sweet life!

Browse the Glamour gene in Art.sy for more inspiration as we head into Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach!

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