June 19, 2013

Cut to the Chaise

Horst P. Horst and Karl Lagerfeld

German born photographer Horst P. Horst built a prolific body of work photographing high society, fashion and architecture for American and French Vogue. The year Horst would meet Gabrielle Chanel, he took the most memorable and well-known image of the fashion designer’s life. Although taken years earlier in 1937, ...

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June 17, 2013

Raise The Bar

Christian Dior and Christian Dior

In the spring of 1947, Christian Dior presented his debut collection, unknowing of the impact he would make on the history of fashion. Although this look was not exclusive to Dior’s collections, (Cristobal Balenciaga and Lucien Lelong had featured similar silhouettes in their collections) and versions of the new ...

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June 14, 2013

Flower Girls

Norman Parkinson and Tim Walker

In 1955, English photographer Norman Parkinson, who documented the glamorous Golden Age of Couture in his postwar images, photographed Audrey Hepburn in a light pink day dress, positioned in front of a background of fuchsia-colored flowers. Perhaps referencing the Parkinson image, with or without the intent of ...

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June 13, 2013

The Former and The Ladder

Richard Avedon and David Slijper

Perhaps making a nod to Harper’s Bazaar’s insertion of the letter “A” into the magazine’s name, (Harper’s Bazaar was formerly known as Harper’s Bazar from 1867-1930), Richard Avedon photographed model Dovima, ascending a ladder carrying the letter A for the magazine’s ...

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June 11, 2013

2x2x2

Eric Boman and Robbie Fimmano

Swedish-born photographer and author Eric Boman is most known for his books on Manolo Blahnik and Iris Apfel, however, before Boman became a published author, his editorials filled the pages of international editions of Vogue throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. Today, Boman continues to photograph for Vogue, focusing on ...

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