LEE RADZIWILL’S LAST INTERVIEW

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For Harpers Bazaar‘s March issue, the late Radziwill talked about everything from her biggest influence to her favourite book.

Why?

I think I’ve gotten through an awful lot completely alone.

Which photograph best captures who you are?

The pictures Bert Stern took of me are sensational—he was the best for me, and for Marilyn Monroe.

Why?

For their sense of laughter and freedom.

Who is the sexiest man you’ve ever known?

David Somerset, the late duke of Beaufort. The sexiest and the most elegant.

Did you have an affair with him?

None of your business. Let’s say it was a flirtation.

From left: The Duke of Beaufort; Bernard Berenson

Which of your homes was your favorite?

I loved each of them while I was there.

What is your favorite spot in your home now?

My bed.

Why?

I designed it, and it’s the perfect length and width. The whole room, including the bed, is fuchsia, my favorite color; and there’s a great picture of me with Andy Warhol over the desk.

What is your favorite place in the world?

The Amalfi Coast.

What’s the best trip you ever made?

My first trip to Europe. I went with my sister when I was 18 and she was 22. When we got back we wrote and illustrated a book about it called One Special Summer.

What’s your favorite book?

Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys.

What’s your favorite building?

The cathedral in Mantua, Italy. The painting in the dome is breathtaking.

Do you have a secret passion or talent?

Many.

Tell us one.

Painting watercolors.

A watercolor by Radziwill

LEE RADZIWILL
This original article appeared on Harpers Bazaar USA.

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