“I think Edie was something Andy would like to have been; he was transposing himself into her à la Pygmalion. Andy Warhol would like to have been Edie Sedgwick. He would like to have been a charming, well-born debutante from Boston. He would like to have been anybody except Andy Warhol.” – Truman Capote
When Edie Sedgwick met Andy Warhol in January 1965, the attraction was instant and Edie started to spend more time at Warhol’s Factory. Soon Edie started to dress like Andy. She cut her hair into a boyish crop and dyed it blonde. Andy, meanwhile, projected fantasies of his own on to her.
Edie was Andy Warhol’s muse and for about a year. Warhol dedicated all of his time into making films with her and making her a “superstar.”
Photo: Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick (Photographer unknown, 1966)