In Rome in 1964 a twenty something Vera Grafin von Lehndorff-Steinort was on her way with Count Rudi Crespi to meet Johnny Moncada and the rest is history. Vera would become Verushka and her time with the photographer, Johnny Moncada would remain a dreamy and hazy part of the Veruschka legend. But then on another more recent day in Rome, Antonio Monfreda would sit next to Moncada's daughter at a dinner and she would tell him of dusty boxes filled with thousands of early pictures of Veruschka taken in Rome, Florence and Sardinia. And now those photos and memories have made their way into a book soon to be published by Rizzoli titled Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka.
I am so excited because I love 60s Italian fashion (and have found some really wonderful pieces for RARE vintage : ) and 60s Rome and Sardinia, it all sounds too, too incredibile!
"Everything began in Italy, and it was there that Johnny took my first pictures."
Images from Veruschka: Vera to Veruschka. Rizzoli.
Can not wait to see more in March!
love, kisses and vintage Veruschka, Juliana