Dress in Peace

Marella Agnellis by Avedon

Photograph by Richard Avedon, © The Richard Avedon Foundation.

The couple’s closets were filled with immaculate clothes.

(Bonnie Wertheim, “Marella Agnelli, Society’s ‘Last Swan’ and a Passionate Gardener, Is Dead at 91,” NYTimes, 2-23-19)

All respect to the Agnelli family and condolences for their loss. The clothing reference struck me as a distinctive detail to include in an obituary, and thus needing quotation on this blog. The “couple” were Gianni Agnelli “of the Fiat car manufacturing empire,” who died in 2003, and Princess Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto.

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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