Sasha Slater Interview

Bianca Jagger was the It Girl of the 1970s. A real beauty, she was dressing in an era when fashion was playful. A feathered hat for lunch, a long evening dress for a trip to a club. A cigarette with Mick Jagger at Studio 54, where she was the reigning queen. From turbans to tube tops, nothing was off limits for such an original
fashion risk-taker.

Sheknew all the designers: Ossie Clark, Halston, Zandra Rhodes and YvesSaint Laurent. She was also a friend of Andy Warhol and David Bowie and was as at home in New York as in London. Bianca married MickJagger in 1970 in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Saint Tropez. She wore a white suit by Savile Row tailor Tommy Nutter with a large veiled hat. Rolling Stones fans wept. Although she appeared in a few films and television shows, her "real life" has been about her work for Human Rights. She has received many awards and has travelled all over the world for her work and seen many heart-breaking events unfold.

Bianca Jagger was photographed by the great photographers of the day. She was on the cover of Vogue in 1974 photographed by Eric Boman. Boman said at the time "I think she loves having her picture taken, what fascinates her is to be part of the creation of the visual image."  But he also notes that she was always a star eschewing the hippie for furs and couture. He says that when Jade was five months old, they went to the Far East with 400 bottles of Evian water.

By Vanessa de Lisle -