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The Beautiful Life of Terry de Gunzburg

Class Act
While waiting for her architecture studies to commence, de Gunzburg took a summer class at the Carita beauty school, where the academy's namesake noticed her work. "At the end of four weeks, we had an exam, and Maria Carita saw me doing what I was doing—perfect lips, perfect complexion, perfect eyebrows—and by chance, she needed someone to do makeup for Vogue the next day. She said, 'Do what you did yesterday and it will be great.' And I did!" The French glossy's 1977 haute couture issue, which was lensed by Harry Benson, was followed by another shoot with Guy Bourdin.

Photo: Staff / Condé Nast Archive