May 3, 2013

I’m a Mouse–Duh.

Helmut Newton and Mario TestinoTransgressive 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 publish any of these nude photographs at Peretti’s request, who jokingly insisted he wait until the death of her father before they be released. In 1975, Newton did publish an image of Peretti in a play boy bunny ensemble by Halston, set against the backdrop of a gleaming New York skyline. For the March 2010 issue of Vogue, photographer Mario Testino recreated the Newton shot, swapping Elsa Peretti for Tina Fey and the ears of a bunny with Mickey Mouse-like ears.

 

Elsa Peretti in a Halston 'Bunny' costume by Helmut Newton, 1975

Elsa Peretti in a Halston ‘Bunny’ costume by Helmut Newton, 1975

 

Tina Fey by Mario Testino, Vogue March 2010

Tina Fey by Mario Testino, Vogue March 2010

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One Comment

  1. Part Nouveau

    June 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm

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    Oh absolutely! I've never seen that image, thanks for sending my way!

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