The dark-eyed brunette beauty was featured on the covers of numerous fashion magazines including British VogueVogue ParisAmerican VogueVogue Italia and Cosmopolitan. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-native was also muse to many designers who featured her in various ad campaigns including Armani, Christian Dior, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. But arguably her most famous photo shoot was her breakout moment, when fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had her pose nude behind a chain-link fence with makeup assistant Sandy Linter, in
The original music score was composed by Terence Blanchard. Gia Carangi is a Philadelphia native who moves to New York City to become a fashion model, and immediately catches the attention of powerful agent Wilhelmina Cooper. Gia's attitude and beauty help her rise quickly to the forefront of the modeling industry, but her persistent loneliness, especially after the death of Wilhelmina, drives her to experiment with mood-altering drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
On November 18,supermodel Gia Carangi died from AIDS-related complications; making her one of the first famous women to die of the disease. The American beauty, who was only years-old at the time of her death, was considered one of the top models of her day. Gia stood out from other models not only because of her beauty; which was considered "exotic" during a time when blond-haired, blue-eyed girls were in vogue; but because she wasn't scared of taking risks.
She is best known for being a contestant on Season 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race, where she placed 10th, and on All Stars 4 where she placed 8th. Additionally, Gia is the 6th contestant to come out as transgender. Gia Ichikawa was born on May 10, into a Japanese-American family.
In the United States there have been a total of 5 males named Gia, and females given the name. This chart shows the maximum percentage of babys named Gia in each state. Lighter colors indicate higher percentages and popularity, while lower colors indicate less popularity.
It's a movie set, as Angelina Jolie, playing the troubled, heroin-addicted supermodel Gia Carangi in the HBO film ''Gia,'' sits on the floor in front of a roll of seamless paper. Edmond Genest, deep into the character of the photographer Francesco Scavullo, surrounded by the lights and black umbrellas of his trade, peers through the camera lens. They're recreating what turned out to be Gia's last Cosmopolitan magazine cover, as the model, bloated from methadone treatments and stuffed into a strapless Fabrice party dress, struggled to regain her standing in the fashion industry.
BornGia Marie Carangi was an American fashion model during the late s and early s. Considered by some to be the first supermodel, she was featured on the cover of fashion magazines, including multiple editions of Vogue and Cosmopolitan, and appeared in advertising campaigns for such fashion houses as Armani, Christian Dior, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. Gia Carangi in the late s and early s After being addicted to heroin, Carangi's modeling career rapidly declined.
I see other people wasting their lives with nonsense. They have all the things in the world and yet, unhappy. But those who are good, compassionate, and full of dreams do not have the chance to share the goodness of their hearts because circumstances have played a game with them.
The dark-eyed brunette beauty was featured on the covers of numerous fashion magazines including British Vogue, Vogue Paris, American Vogue, Vogue Italia and Cosmopolitan. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-native was also muse to many designers who featured her in various ad campaigns including Armani, Christian Dior, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. After a few years of drug abuse, Gia was forced to stop modelling and died of AIDS-related complications on November 18,when she was just 26 years old.