Kate Moss and David Bowie Loved to Party on This Mediterranean Island

Yoga instructor Mascha Kuchejda. Photo: © Petrovsky & Ramone

The island of Ibiza has entertained fashion’s elite for decades. In the 1980s, David Bowie and Valentino were regulars at the beach town’s nightclubs and bars; in the 1990s, Kate Moss and John Galliano partied with designers and models. The new photography book Ibiza Bohemia, published by Assouline, chronicles the island’s many celebrity visitors, as well as its rich history — an ideal read for anyone planning a summer vacation.

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, to the east of the Spanish mainland, Ibiza first became a destination in the 1950s and gained popularity among hippies in the ’60s. The island is famous for its olive groves, secret caves, and a vibrant shopping scene for Afghan jewelry, flamenco skirts, and Indian sarongs. Click ahead to see photographs from the book.

Photo: © Nico Bustos

Ángela Molina

The Spanish actress outside the church in San Lorenzo.

Photo: © Petrovsky & Ramone

Skye Avelon Abels, 6

“All good things are wild and free.”

Photo: © Petrovsky & Ramone

Alex Shiney

The former music producer has been living in a cave at Punta Galera for two years.

Photo: © Philippe Vogelenzang

Elen Jordano, 82

A Parisian who worked for Yves Saint Laurent.


Duncan, Lisca, June, Phoenix, and Pixie Stutterheim

The family from Amsterdam hangs out on the “tree of life.”

Photo: © Duy Vo/DUY VO

Vanessa Breuer and Luca

The German model and her daughter at the beach.

Photo: © Philippe Vogelenzang

Grillo Demo

The artist at his home, Villa Favorita, where he has a ceramic portrait of himself done by artist Julian Schnabel.

Photo: © Maria Simon

The Home of Saskia Landshoff

The color scheme was inspired by childhood trips to her father’s home in the Caribbean.

Kate Moss and David Bowie Loved to Party on This Island