Gia carangi

Explore the life and career of Gia Carangi, one of the most influential supermodels of the 70s. Discover the highs and lows of her journey and the lasting impact she had on the fashion industry.
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After the death of friend and photographer Chris von Wangenheim in March of 1981, Gia, embraced by sadness, lost all control over her heroin addiction. Her beauty that created a sensation at the start of her career now reflected an image wasted by the ravages of addiction. By fall of ’81, Gia determined to make a modeling comeback but was met with skepticism and derision. Francesco Scavullo out of sympathy offered her a cover-shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine. It was a gift. Scavullo felt pity…

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