When Gia Carangi came to New York City in the late 's to find work as a fashion model, the most successful women in her field were blond, cheerful, healthy-looking cover girls like Christie Brinkley, Kim Alexis and Cheryl Tiegs. But Gia, as she was known in the business, was strikingly different: dark-haired, Italian, with stormy eyes and a personality to match. By the end of her brief career, in the early 80's, Gia's fiery beauty had burned itself out, and the most famous photographic images of her -- dead-eyed, confused and miserable -- became the precursor of a style called heroin chic. But the story of Gia is not a cautionary tale about an innocent girl who loses her soul in the big city. Gia was, upon her arrival in New York City, already a rebellious, spiky-haired punk with a self-destructive appetite for drugs and a habit of trying to seduce every pretty girl she met. The movie of her life, therefore, gets beyond the fairy tale fame and tragic death, at the age of 26 in , and into difficult subjects like drug addiction, AIDS and frankly depicted sexuality.
Gia Marie Carangi's Biography
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Struggling to cope with the pressures of her new career, Gia turned to heroin, and, despite kicking the habit a number of times and staging multiple comebacks, in she died of Aids -related complications at just In one, Gia was interviewed on an evening news show about the dark side of modelling and its ties to drugs. Though Gia had a few trysts with men, she identified as a lesbian. And I could have done that with a German Shepherd. When she arrived in the city, Gia met with Wilhelmina Cooper, who was floored and signed her immediately. Gia embodied the contrast that the fashion industry craved during that era — in a sea of blonde, blue-eyed, beautiful women, Gia had no filter, wore no make-up and took risks.
The dark-eyed brunette beauty was featured on the covers of numerous fashion magazines including British Vogue , Vogue Paris , American Vogue , Vogue Italia and Cosmopolitan. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-native was also muse to many designers who featured her in various ad campaigns including Armani, Christian Dior, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. But arguably her most famous photo shoot was her breakout moment, when fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had her pose nude behind a chain-link fence with makeup assistant Sandy Linter, in
Akurasi Terperiksa. Memulai kariernya pada tahun , ia dengan cepat menjadi pilihan para klien dan fotografer. Serta muncul beberapa kali di Cosmopolitan pada rentang hingga