Vanity Fair Sept, 1991 Cover

Barbra Streisand looked stunning in all black as she graced to cover of Vanity Fair’s Sept. 1991 issue. She was interviewed by Kevin Sessums for the inside story titled “The Queen Of Tides”, but was unhappy with the result. She told the LA Times two months later “That other article has so many things that were terribly incorrect.” 
For this Herb Ritts photo shoot, Barbra was photographed at her home in Los Angeles. She wore a black angora sweater by Jil Sander, studio basics seamless fishnets by Capezio, a black velvet newsboy cap by acclaimed milliner Eric Javits and black suede pumps by Susan Bennis-Warren Edwards.

Most notable however is that she was styled by Marina Schiano. Schiano has been an influential figure in the fashion industry since her days as a model and Vanity Fair’s creative style director. She moved to New York at 19, and in 1967 started as a fit model in Yves Saint Laurent’s atelier. She quickly became became one of Yves’s muses. She is said to have one of the most extensive archives of original YSL pieces. Schiano served as Vice President of Yves Saint Laurent from 1971-1982. During this time she was married to Warhol’s studio assistant and Laurent’s close friend Fred Hughes for two years, reportedly because she needed a green card.

Marina Schiano by Andy Warhol

She appeared on the cover of Warhol’s “Interview” magazine in May,1980 and Warhol famously painted her in 1985. She went on to work as Vanity Fair’s style and fashion director, but was eventually fired for pushing herself into the spotlight with the celebs she styled. In the late 90’s she retired in Brazil, where she began to design jewelry & currently lives.

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