A Florentine count, a student of Pablo Picasso, and at one time the cult favorite of such celebrities as Lena Horne, Diana Ross, and Mick Jagger, the late fashion designer Giorgio di Sant’Angelo receives his first retrospective this month, beginning September 17, at Arizona’s Phoenix Art Museum. Covering his almost three decade–long career, which began in the late Sixties, “Giorgio di Sant’Angelo” features more than 40 ready-to-wear pieces and accessories that embody his famous—and infamous—body-conscious and colorful bohemian aesthetic, including gowns worn by his longtime muse, Veruschka.

Photo: by Fred Maroon