The two scans below are from Bazaar Italia, September 1978. I found the image on the left on the internet. The scan on the right is from the issue I recently bought. Pay attaention to the chair legs and the boa. There isn't any red in the image on the left. The scan on the right with the red is an exact copy of the magazine page. Puzzling isn't it ?
Photo: Jacques Malignon
There are a several messages in the photo(s) above.
Egypt and the 1978 Peace accords...
The Iranian Revolution leading up to the Iranian Hostage Crisis
and politics in Croatia, Yugoslavia.
Pyramid in the tile near Gia's arm = Sept. 1978 Camp David Peace Accord signed by Eqypt's Anwar Sadat and Israel's Menachem Begin.
SISAN = Sisan, Croatia or Sisan, Iran
Many Croatians are thought to be of Persian/Iranian descent and are likely to have close ties with Iran
One of the white tile splotches resembles the Eurphrates and Tigris rivers... The rivers form the Persian Gulf.
The other splotch on the left could be a reference to the Nile River Valley and a reference to the March 1978 Coastal Road Massacre in Israel.
Black Star = Often used to represent determination, ethnic heritage and/or the defeat of enemies. It can also be used as a symbol of death or mourning
Red blood/tile stain on the right photo = Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was assasinated in May of 1978, reportedly by the Red Brigades, a left wing Italian para-military group. The red could have been a message from the Brigade. Additionally, consider the Red Sea and Jordan's location; Jordan was not happy with the Peace Accord signed by Egypt and Israel. Additionally, the color/stain could have been a prohophetic message about what would eventually happen to Gia. (Some of you may recall that author Stephen Fried wrote in his book, "Thing of Beauty," that Gia was raped while out looking for drugs.)
It's all very sad. Not only did the fashion industry use Gia to make money off her until she could no longer work, some people used her to send terroristic and political messages.
Nile River Valley
Tigris-Eurphrates River Valley
Click on the images for a closer look.