Born on the tiny island of Java to artist parents, 60's darling Talitha Getty ruled the bohemian cool crowd, rolling with Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, John Paul Getty (who she would marry), and Yves St. Laurent (for whom she served as a muse). With her turbans, caftans, floppy hats, and piled on jewelry, Talitha is considered by many to be the poster-girl of boho-chic. Her stylistic influence lives on, well past her tragic death in 1971.
As Yves St. Laurent describes Talitha's lifestyle,
I knew the generation of the 60s: Talitha and Paul Getty lying under a roof of stars in Marrakesh, beautiful and damned, and a whole generation assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to rise on an extraordinary future.
Talitha certainly embodied the beautiful, carefree, and romantic spirit of the 60s, and she will forever be one of our all-time style icons.