Natividad Abascal y Romero-Toro (born 1943, in Seville), more commonly known as Nati Abascal, is a Spanish socialite and a former fashion model.
Her modeling career started when Spanish fashion designer Elio Berhanyer asked both her and her twin sister Ana Maria to model some of his designs for the International Exhibition in New York in 1964. Richard Avedon must have seen the odd couple and decided to photograph them in Ibiza later in 1964 for his `The Iberians (The Blaze in Spain)` editorial in Harper`s Bazaar. By 1965 Naty was on the cover of this publication in another photograph signed by Avedon. After this, her modeling career took off and she fixed her residence in New York. Among others, she worked for Oscar de la Renta from his very early days- in fact they met while he was still working for Elizabeth Arden- and they became great friends, a friendship that lasts to the present day. Designer Valentino met Naty in 1968 at a party when she was 25 years old. By then, she ... View All »
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