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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January 12, 2013

The Lady in Red

Kees von dongen & Norman Parkinson

  Kees van Dongen painted The Corn Poppy in 1919, which features the fashionable female of the period sporting cropped hair, thick eye make-up and a red lip. In 1959, English photographer Norman Parkinson payed homage to the fauvist painting with his photograph entitled After van Dongen, published in the November, ...

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