The Tragic Life of Supermodel Gia Carangi
She redefined the standard of beauty and became one of the biggest models in fashion history. She was 26 years old.
Gia Carangi Cam Show
Carangi and her dark features disrupted an industry that was dominated by tall, blonde models. Photographer Andrea Blanch shot the Gia Carangi. The infamous black and photos were taken by the legendary photographer at the George V Hotel in Paris. The chain-link fence photos by Chris von Wangenheim In October Gia had her first major fashion shoot with top photographer Chris von Wangenheim.
After the photoshoot wrapped Chris asked Gia Carangi to pose nude behind a chain link fence solo above right and later with makeup assistant Sandy Linter, who Gia became infatuated with. The UK cover was shot less than a year after the model made her editorial debut in American Vogue.
Scavullo considered Gia Gia Carangi muse and featured her on five different Cosmo covers between and Shot by photographer Francesco Scavullo, the memorable cover featured a sultry Gia wearing a yellow gravity-defying swimsuit. Editor in chief Grace Mirabella personally selected Gia to appear on the August cover that was shot by famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon.
The Story of Gia Carangi: The World’s First Supermodel
The Vogue photo with Gia sporting track marks in her arm ByGia was using heroin and showing up to fashion shoots high. The cover was a gift from Scavullo in an Gia Carangi to help her jumpstart her modelling comeback and it is still questioned by fashion lovers.
Scavullo Women Scavullo Women Year of original publishing — contains two full-page portraits of Gia accompanied by a candid Gia interview.