April 14, 2014

Double Breasted

Sophia Loren and Sofia Vergara

Supper club to the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Romanoff’s Restaurant was the setting of an unforgettable image featuring Italian bombshell Sophia Loren sizing up her American counterpart Jayne Mansfield and veering disapprovingly at her excessive décolletage on display for the world to see. Of all the 50s ...

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March 29, 2014

Bottoms Up

Bert Stern

Art director and photographer Bert Stern’s images of Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor personified the youthful and provocative 1960s. Remembered as one of photography’s finest, Brooklyn-born Stern is most revered for his celebrity and commercial work.  In 1962, Stern photographed actor and social ...

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March 25, 2014

Crystal Ball

Chrissy Rutherford and James White

Her December 1992 cover for Harper’s Bazaar was a coup for the young Kate Moss, coming just two years after she debuted on the cover of The Face in 1990. For the holiday-themed cover, Moss holds a festive snow globe, dressed in crimson taffeta; the first of many covers for the budding supermodel. In ...

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March 22, 2014

A Good Sport

Geoffrey Beene and Tom Ford

With a design philosophy that flouted trends in favor of his own whimsy, Geoffrey Beene marched to his own fashion drum. Lauded for his expert construction and skillful seams, his pieces were not without a touch of the unexpected. In the vein of Chanel and Patou, Beene would employ a simple jersey in the design of an ...

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March 17, 2014

Framed

Erwin Blumenfled and Tim Walker

Erwin Blumenfeld’s images often teased its viewers through photographic and visual manipulations achieved by reflective surfaces, shadows and duplications. When photographing the soon-to-be Princess of Monaco, Blumenfeld hinted at surrealism by housing Grace Kelly in a life-sized gilded frame, perhaps likening her to ...

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