She set her apartment on fire with a cigarette while wearing a Betsy Johnson dress.

Edie told Warhol in 1966 that she had signed with Bob Dylan's manager in an effort to become a real movie star. Warhol was angry about the decision, seeing it as a move outside of the art world. Warhol, perhaps in retaliation, revealed to her that Dylan was already married. In October 1966, under the influence of cocaine, she fell unconscious. When she woke, her apartment was on fire. It was discovered that the flames came from a dropped cigarette. She was also apparently wearing a Betsy Johnson dress. She once said to a friend, according to Melissa Painter and David Weisman's book Edie: Girl on Fire, "I have an accident about every two years, and one day it won't be an accident."

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