Found: The Model Behind Duran Duran's <i>Rio</i> Album Cover

Since 1982, people have admired the drawing by the late Patrick Nagel that graced the cover of the Duran Duran album Rio. But who was the model that inspired it? The mystery has been solved 42 years later. And the model didn’t even realize it herself! The photograph Nagel used was from a 1981 issue of Vogue Paris. Model Marcie Hunt was the subject, and she retired from modeling never knowing that her image was the one on the album cover.

Instagram user nagel_angel, who runs a fan account about the artist, explained in a post how they found the source image for the artwork. When they finally found the photo, the photographer, hairstylist, and everyone involved was credited- except for the model! Further sleuthing revealed her name.

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Marci Hunt was surprised to be identified, and revealed that she always loved Duran Duran’s music, and even danced to “Rio” at her wedding 31 years ago. She still has that cherry ice cream smile. -via Metafilter

Source: neatorama

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