Edie Beal's life went from riches to squalor but she never lost her strong sense of self or her devotion to her idea of fashion
Through her life she remained fabulous, wrapping her head with anything from a scarf to a sweater always topped off with a large broach.
She saw herself as a starlet/fashion designer who seemed to be unaware that she lived in a condemned old house in the Hamptons with her aging mother and 50 plus cats.
She has been muse to many a designer.
And is without doubt,
one of my favorite Chic-a-booms!
Beauty amongst the ruins.....