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Anita Pallenberg Was No Simple Muse

In the wake of her death last week at the age of 73, Pallenberg was most-often referred to as a 'girlfriend' — she was, in fact the source of The Rolling Stones' next-stage fashion sense.
Anita Pallenberg, sitting outside the Excelsior Hotel in Venice alongside Keith Richards in 1967. Source: Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche

Arguably, no single rock musician has had a greater ripple effect on both men's and women's fashion than Keith Richards. Things that shouldn't have made sense — from Nudie suits and scarves as belts, to cheetah-prints and graphic striped trousers mixed with polka dots — always looked effortless on him. Unbeknownst to many at the time, it was Anita Pallenberg's closet from which Richard was pulling.

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