THE SECOND ROXY MUSIC ALBUM
FOR YOUR PLEASURE
MARCH 23, 1973
Excerpt from: Roxy Ladies – The Roxy Music Album Cover Girls
By Madeline Bocaro ©
Amanda Lear was the cover model on For Your Pleasure. Not only did she model for Paco Rabanne, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Mary Quant and Ossie Clark, but Amanda was the confidante, protégée and mistress of the Spanish painter Salvador Dali. She was romantically linked to Brian Jones, which resulted in the ironic Rolling Stones song “Miss Amanda Jones”, on the 1967 album Between the Buttons.
In 1973, Amanda posed in a skintight leather dress leading a black panther on a leash on the cover of For Your Pleasure. The lights of Las Vegas light up the night, and Bryan Ferry is her limo driver. Amanda had an affair with David Bowie, and was the emcee of his 1980 Floor Show in 1973. And of course, she also dated Bryan Ferry. In 1975 Amanda became a disco singer. In 1977 she posed nude for Playboy. Despite her nude modeling, there are rumours that Amanda was born a man by the name of Alain Tapp and that she is a transsexual. Joanna Lumley, who plays Patsy Stone in the television comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has confirmed repeatedly that the character Patsy Stone was loosely based on the mysterious life story of Amanda Lear.
Cover concept: Bryan Ferry. Art Direction: Nicholas De ville. Artwork: CCS. Wardrobe, make-up: Antony Price. Hair: Smile.