“When I moved to Manhattan, Andy Warhol’s memorial was my first New York society event.” This is the first line of Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni’s new memoir, and there are two important items to note. The first is that she was hired to work at Warhol’s studio four days before he died in 1987. The second is that, while this might have been Fraser-Cavassoni’s first New York society event, it was hardly her introduction to society—she’s the daughter of Lady Antonio Fraser and a conservative MP, not to mention the stepdaughter of Harold Pinter. The author’s connection to Warhol allows her to offer a fascinating look at the construction of his legacy after his death, but her own life is equally compelling. Fraser-Cavassoni worked with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, she had an affair with Mick Jagger, and her memoir takes the reader from London in the 70s to New York in the 80s and Paris in the 90s.
Published on August 26, 2017 12:55
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