Jan 12

Mermaid-Style

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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Jan 12

The Lady in Red

  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, 1959 ...

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