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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo
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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

The actress and chanteuse hung out with the likes of Jean Cocteau and Jean-Paul Sartre—and had a star-crossed love affair with Miles Davis. She is also known for her bohemian sense of style.

Ralph Lauren Collection dress, wrap, and scarf; Alex and Ani bangles. Beauty note: Line the perfect cat eye with Dior Diorshow Art Pen.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

The Australian artist and muse was the heroine of the photographer Ed van der Elsken’s ode to postwar Paris, Love on the Left Bank.

Calvin Klein Collection dress; Robindira Unsworth necklace; Pamela Love necklace (on ankle). Beauty note: Yes to Cucumbers Natural After-Sun Serum gives skin a hint of shimmer.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

Alfred Hitchcock was famously obsessed with the platinum beauty, expressing his, er, feelings by attacking her with live birds.

Dior dress; Pamela Love necklace; (right hand, from top) Feliks+Adrik ring, Melinda Maria ring; the 2 Bandits cuff; House of Harlow 1960 necklace (on ankle).

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

Artist, dancer, shamaness…Myers moved to Southern Italy in the late ’50s, where she lived with more than 100 animals and became known as the Witch of Positano.

Prada coat; Dannijo earrings; (right hand, from top) Lady Grey ring, La Petite Princesse ring, Marie Todd ring; (right wrist, from top) Dannijo cuff, Vintage 66 by Alex and Ani bangle; (left hand, from left) Melinda Maria ring, A Peace Treaty ring, Pamela Love ring; (left wrist, from top) Alex and Ani bangle, Vintage 66 by Alex and Ani bangles; Pamela Love necklace (on ankle). Beauty note: For wild-child locks, scrunch in John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

The godmother of punk, Smith was once described as resembling Dracula’s daughter.

Miu Miu coat; Carolina Herrera dress; (from top) Robindira Unsworth necklace, Miu Miu necklace, Noir Jewelry necklaces, Evanthia feather earring (worn as necklace charm); (right wrist, from left) Ax + Apple bracelet, Miu Miu bracelet, Cocobelle bracelet; Cocobelle bracelets (on left wrist and on right ankle); Workhorse necklace (on left ankle); Céline sandals.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

Before she walked on the wild side, Candy Darling was known as James Lawrence Slattery, from Forest Hills, Queens.

Gucci gown; the 2 Bandits ring and cuffs. Beauty note: Natural waves shine with Oribe Hair Care Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

When Jean-Paul Sartre asked Miles Davis why he didn’t just marry Gréco, he replied that he loved her too much to make her unhappy.

Oscar de la Renta dress; Ralph Lauren Collection beret and shawl; Vintage 66 by Alex and Ani bangles (on wrist and on ankle).

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

This Warhol superstar, a favorite of the Velvet Underground, was a vision of glamour until the day she died.

Marc Jacobs dress; the 2 Bandits cuff and ring. Beauty note: Shed a tear without fear with Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Olivier Rizzo

After completing the film Marnie, Hedren refused to work with Hitchcock again, but the director reportedly kept her under contract for two years, ensuring that no one else could work with her either.

Michael Kors gown; Miu Miu stole; (from top) Pamela Love necklace, Low Luv x Erin Wasson necklace; House of Harlow 1960 necklace (on ankle). Beauty note: A smooth updo calls for Aloxxi Weightless Styling Gelée.

Hair by Anthony Turner at Art Partner; makeup by Aaron De Mey at Art Partner; manicures by Michina Koide for Nars at Art Department. Models: Daria Strokous and Iselin Steiro at Women Management. Set design by Piers Hanmer. Production by Simon Malivindi at Brachfeld NY. Digital capture: DTouch. Photography assistants: Romain Dubus, Nyra Lang, Pavel Woznicki. Fashion assistants: Kacie Carter, Delvin Lugo.