July 23, 2013

Ladies’ Man

Steve McQueen by Richard Avedon for Vogue, February 1965

Richard Avedon was a man of many “firsts,” photographing Steve McQueen for the February cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1965, a cover that would serve as the first instance in which a man was featured on the cover of a women’s fashion magazine, albeit, 60s model Jean Shrimpton does make a cameo with ...

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May 28, 2013

Part Nouveau is Looking for Interns

Love the site and want to get involved? Part Nouveau is looking for interns! Candidates must have an interest or prior knowledge in fashion history and fashion photography. Interns are needed once a week, either on Saturday or Sunday. Please email Lilah Ramzi at contact@partnouveau.com  

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May 10, 2013

Bathing Beauties

Norman Parkinson and Jacques Dequeker

Along with Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson was one of the most well-known English photographers of the 20th century. Parkinson favored natural light as opposed to artificial studio light, and would often photograph his models outside, showcasing New York, London and Parisian sights alongside the fashion. Later in his ...

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May 3, 2013

I’m a Mouse–Duh.

Helmut Newton and Mario Testino

Transgressive German photographer Helmut Newton, established a prolific body of work in his signature voyeuristic style that changed the landscape of 20th-century fashion photography. Intimate friends with model and jewelry designer Elsa Peretti, Newton would often privately photograph her nude. However, Newton did not ...

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April 11, 2013

All Dolled Up

Théâtre de la Mode and Dior at Harrods

Upon the close of WWII and the liberation of Paris, couturiers no longer had access to the textiles and supplies previously safeguarded by the Nazis, needing a way to showcase their collections and reestablish their sartorial authority. In a city with limited gas and heat, some 60 couturiers joined together under the ...

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