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Fashion Designers Remember Marella Agnelli Caracciolo

MILAN – “Agnelli’s [style] is less pristine and remote than Babe Paley’s; less self-conscious and lacquered than that of the splendidly professional Jacqueline de Ribes, and less cool and self-absorbed than Gloria Guinness. Agnelli is a strangely uncontrived, though utterly elegant member of the pack,” wrote WWD on Nov. 30, 1976 to describe Marella Agnelli Caracciolo, who died at 91 on Saturday at home in Turin, where a funeral service will be privately held on Monday.
“Another great loss, another friend leaving us … Marella, a symbol of style but also a woman strong and generous,” said Valentino Garavani.
The “Last Swan,” as Truman Capote defined her after having admired her impeccable and sophisticated look at his 1966’s legendary Black and White ball, passed away after a long illness in her house in Turin, just a week after the parting of Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, who was actually one of Agnelli Caracciolo’s best friends. Vintage tabloids’ archives are filled with black and white images of the two women strolling around the tiny streets of Capri and Positano in their effortless chic looks, which granted them the fame of fashion icons.
Born in Florence to an aristocratic Neapolitan family,

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