Marina Schiano, the fiery model, photographer, muse, and jewelry designer, has died. She was 71. Schiano was one of those rangy, long-haired beauties who traipsed through the pages of Vogue in its jet-setting Diana Vreeland days.
“Marina will forever be linked with Yves Saint Laurent as she was the personification of his modern woman; fiercely independent, a bold businesswoman within a man’s world, and profoundly chic,” says Madison Cox, president of Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent Paris, in a statement. “She moved with élan within the highest levels of the corporate fashion world, only to one day leave it all behind and live simply in Brazil. That in itself takes a courage and intelligence that typified Marina.”