Stephanie Seymour

Model and actress Stephanie Seymour covers the November issue of Town & Country, on stands October 14th. The magazine’s Art Issue is all about modern muses, and how Stephanie Seymour became a modern-day Mona Lisa during the span of her storied career. Since 1995, she has been married to Peter Brant, a long-time art collector and founder of The Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, CT.

Seymour calls Trophy Wife (a painting of Seymour conceptualized by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan) “a very beautiful work of art,” and says it’s “an honor to be a muse to a wonderful artist like Maurizio Cattelan.” She describes the experience of being painted as feeling as if the artist “is looking into your soul”—especially “when sitting with Julian Schnabel.”

To read more about the rise of the “muse” throughout art history, and how various women have inspired artists like Julian Schnabel and Francesco Clemente through the years, read the full cover story on T&C’s website.