SSENSE launches 'Romy Schenider' sweatshirt
Commemorating iconic German actress Romy Schneider, SSENSE has launched the 'Romy Schneider' sweatshirt, an ideal item for a breezy fall evening. In collaboration with artist Cali Thornhill Dewitt, 032c’s sweatshirt captures the trials and tribulations of fame. For those who aren’t familiar, the Austrian born beauty starred in the ‘Sissi” film trilogy, a series of film chronicling the life of Austria’s Empress Elisabeth. Determined to diversify herself as an actress, Schneider moved to Paris to the chagrin of her German fans. Starring in the critically acclaimed film, ‘Christine’ with lover and sex symbol Alain Delon, Schneider stepped out of the shadows cast by her early career.
Eventually returning to Germany, the actress struggled to find happiness — following a string of marriages to husbands, one of whom, committed suicide. Struggling with substance abuse in the 80’s Schneider could never reclaim her glory days, ending her life at the young age of 43. Etched in gothic lettering on the back of this sweatshirt —“Sie gefallen mir sehr” translated as “I like you very much” — a coy statement the fallen star uttered to rebel Burkhard Driest on a German T.V. show cements this style icon’s legacy. A statement piece celebrating a life gone too soon, this sweatshirt is an homage to a legend.