Dec 30

A Cut Above

Richard Avedon and Patrick DemarchelierVogue’s 1966 editorial, “The Girl in the Fabulous Furs” featured 26 pages of Veruschka swathed in exotic furs, traversing about Japan on the Bullet Train, (then, the world’s fastest train) along with her stay in a traditional Japanese inn where an additional room was required to house the abundant furs brought along the journey. In the editorial,  the symbolic act of cutting hair was lightly restaged with a topless Veruschka seated and ready to be rid of her long hair. Further emphasizing the impact of a model’s change of appearance, Patrick Demarchelier documented Karlie Kloss’s transition from a long haired ingénue to a sophisticated gamine, which swiftly prompted several models and subsequently countless fashion conscious individuals to chop off several inches of their own hair.


Veruschka by Richard Avedon for <i>Vogue</i> October 15, 1966.

Veruschka by Richard Avedon for Vogue October 15, 1966.


Karlie Kloss by Patrick Demarchelier for <i>Vogue</i> January 2013.

Karlie Kloss by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue January 2013.




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