Fashion Flashback: Principessa Luciana Pignatelli

26 July 2010

Principessa Luciana Pignatelli, later known as Luciana Avedon, was an it-girl in the 60s/70s who wrote several beauty and diet books. Titles included the very alluring sounding The Beautiful People’s Beauty BookThe Beautiful People’s Diet Book, and Luciana Avedon’s Body Book. Although out of print these books can be found used on Amazon and are considered bibles by those who own them. Her work aside, Luciana has some amazing hairstyles and was photographed in many quintessentially chic sixties outfits. Continue reading to view additional photos.

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  1. In the late 1970’s while I was showing my younger visiting cousin Manhattan we stopped in at Berdorf-Goodman’s on Fifth Avenue. Being from a small new england town she was very impressed. We notice a crowd by one beauty products counter. It was Princess Luciana who I only knew from seeing her on tv commericals for Camay. At one point we got to chat with her for a minute and she was very kind. She gave us a sample strip of a tea rose perfume she was promoting. Well,one of them must have got stuck under the back seat of our car. A few days later during an august heat wave when my brother opened the car door he said:”I think there is a dead animal here. So much for tea rose.

    Comment by Charlie Drew — October 2, 2010


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