Nicaraguan-born Bianca Jagger was one of the “It Girls” of the 70’s. She was a Studio 54 regular and style icon living the fantasy of being married to a rock star. Born Pérez-Mora Macias, Bianca met Mick Jagger at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in 1970. Eight months later and four months pregnant, the couple married in Saint-Tropez, France. The couple’s only child, a daughter named Jade, was born on 21 October 1971, in Paris, France. They would eventually divorce in 1978, on the grounds of Mick’s affair with future wife Jerry Hall. Bianca later said, “My marriage ended on my wedding day.”
In 1974, Vogue dedicated an editorial on Mick’s first wife. Written and photographed by Eric Boman, Jagger is wearing a rhinestone veil and sequinned fur-trimmed dress by Scherrer. Editor: Beatrix Miller, Make-up by Serge Lutens of Dior. Published in Vogue UK, March 1974.
Eric Boman interviews his cover girl for the issue:
“When she says she’s the only person who has become a star without having done a thing, you tend to agree. I think she loves to have her picture taken. What fascinates her is to be part of the creation of a visual image. She’ll bring not only all her clothes, hats and things she could possibly think might be useful, but hundreds of everything in huge boxes. She feels she can’t be photographed unless she’s spent four hours at the hairdresser’s.
Bianca is beautiful. She’s sick to death of being thought of as a dumb doll. She laughs and says she has a degree in political science and reads a lot. People want to know about her and look at pictures of her, if she were a movie star. Perhaps it’s the constellation of her elegant surface and her personality. Pherhaps it’s because she’s like a little girl dressed up.
Life is not all parties. Bianca spends a lot of time at home. Their daughter, Jade, is two, very beautiful and civilised and happy because she gets a lot of love and you can tell it. When Jade was five months old, they went to the Far East with 400 boxes of Evian water.
She always has tea in nightclubs. She is very funny. Jade points at some of Bianca’s ex-track marks and counts the number or cigarettes in her packet. She tells how she rode miles every day on a bicycle-exerciser while she was pregnant and Mick thought she had gone mad. She loves England, although she hates the cold. She loves people with the power to amaze and to be amazed. And that comes with preoccupation. So she goes to tap-dancing classes, which for her are a means to an end; she’s doing a show. And she’s in a new Western by two friends, Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. So the star has got a movie.”