January 13, 2013

Umbrella Weather

Martin Munkasci and Richard Avedon

With a background in reportage and sports photography, Hungarian photographer Martin Munkasci became a pioneer in active, candid-style fashion photography. Puddle Jumper by Munkasci was published in Harper’s Bazaar in 1934 and has become one of the most recognized images in fashion photography. In 1957, Richard ...

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January 13, 2013

La Vie en Rose

1.13 Irving Penn and Terry Richardson

In accordance with his passion for photographing still lifes and floral vanitas, Irving Penn photographed Shalom Harlow in a floral creation by milliner Philip Treacy and dress by Richard Tyler for Vogue in April 1, 1995. Terry Richardson’s 2012 September Harper’s Bazaar cover features Gwen Stefani topped ...

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January 13, 2013

White Hot

Steven Meisel and Patrick Demarchelier

Steven Meisel looked to the 1967 film Belle du Jour for Vanity Fair’s December 2008 cover featuring Kate Winselt, describing the actress as “Deneuvely” in her risque ensemble. The 2012 Dior Timepiece campaign shot by Patrick Demarchelier stars Dior spokesmodel Charlize Theron seductively posed in a ...

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January 12, 2013

Mermaid-Style

Irving Penn and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

Regarded for his skill to capture even the slightest sartorial detail, Irving Penn frequently photographed his muse and wife, Lisa Fonssagrives, who represented the beauty ideal of the period now referred to as the golden age of couture. In this photograph published in Vogue’s September 15, 1950 issue, Fonssagrives ...

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