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50+ Glamorous Fashion Photos Of Gia Carangi From Her Modeling Career

Gia Marie Carangi was a famous fashion model who took the modeling world by storm with her stunning looks and edgy attitude. She was one of the most favorite models of Fashion photographers. Carangi was featured on famous international magazines like Cosmopolitan and Vogue multiple times, between 1979 and 1982, and represented top clothing brands. In a very short period, she achieved a lot of fame and success.

At the age of 18, Carangi was making more than $100,000 a year. It was more than any other model at that time, leading many fashion historians to dub her the world’s first supermodel. She would walk off shoots if she was not feeling good, or would cancel weeks of work if she didn’t like her haircut.

During her golden period, Gia Carangi started living a luxurious and wild life. She was very often partying, regularly using cocaine and often canceling her contracts.  She would cry and shout for not having drugs during her shoots, in one of ‘American Vogue’s’ issues, Carangi was spotted with needle marks. She tried rehabilitation and several other recovery programs, but nothing worked in her favor.

Drug addiction not only ruined her career but also destroyed her life. She had sexual relationships with her friends and coworkers. Gia Caranagi was diagnosed with AIDS-related complications and was admitted to hospital. One month later, she died of a complication caused by this cruel disease. Gia Carangi last pictures appeared in Vogue in 1982

#1 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

Gia Carangi for Harper's Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

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#5 Gia Carangi photographed by Michael Reinhardt for Vogue, May 1979

#6 Gia Carangi photographed by Scavullo for Vogue, November 1980

#7 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

#8 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

#9 Gia Carangi photographed by Stan Malinowski, June 1978

#10 Gia Carangi photographed by Irving Penn, hair by Garren, makeup by Way Bandy for Vogue, July 1979

#11 Gia Carangi photographed by Stan Malinowski for Vogue, December 1979

#13 One of the last photoshoot of Gia Carangi in 1986

#14 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

#15 Gia Carangi photographed by Chris Von Wangenheim for Vogue, January 1979

#16 Gia Carangi photographed by Denis Piel for Vogue, November 1980

#17 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

#18 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

#19 Gia Carangi photographed by Chris von Wangenheim, 1979

#20 Gia Carangi photographed by Chris Von Wangenheim, hair by John Sahag, makeup by Ariella for Vogue, February 1979

#21 Gia Carangi photographed by Stan Malinowski for Vogue, December 1979

#23 Gia Carangi photographed by Scavullo in St. Bart’s Island in the Caribbean for Vogue, hair by Harry King, makeup by Way Bandy, May 1980

#25 Gia Carangi photographed by Andrea Blanch for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, April 1982

#29 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, September 1978

#30 Gia photographed by Chris von Wangenheim wearing Calvin Klein for Harper’s Bazaar Italia, June 1978

#32 Gia Carangi photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, 1979

#33 Gia Carangi photographed by Stan Malinowski for Vogue Australia, June 1979

#34 Gia Carangi photographed by Stan Malinowski for Vogue, December 1979

#35 Gia Carangi photographed by Stan Malinowski for Vogue, December 1979

#40 Gia Carangi photographed by Denis Piel for New York Magazine, 1980

#41 Gia Carangi photographed by Scavullo for Vogue, November 1980

#42 Gia Carangi photographed by Scavullo in St. Bart’s Island in the Caribbean for Vogue, hair by Harry King, makeup by Way Bandy, May 1980

#45 Gia Carangi for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, November 1978

#46 Gia Carangi photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, October 1979

#47 Gia Carangi photographed by Scavullo for Vogue, November 1980

#48 Gia Carangi photographed by Andrea Blanch for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, April 1982

#49 Gia Carangi photographed by Andrea Blanch for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, April 1982

#52 Gia Carangi photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, hair by Harry King, makeup by Kerry Warn, August 1980

#53 Gia Carangi photographed by Andrea Blanch for Harper’s Bazaar, Italia, April 1982

#54 Gia Carangi photographed by Andrea Blanch for Vogue, July 1982

#55 Gia Carangi photographed by Scavullo for Vogue, July 1980

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