May 22

Change the Chanel

Considered somewhat of an enigma to the fashion industry, photographer Steven Meisel is notorious for abstaining from interviews and shying away from the camera, unless of course, he is behind the lens. In 1988, Meisel shot his first cover for Vogue Italia, beginning a long relationship with the magazine– Meisel ...

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May 11

Cross Check

Peter Lindbergh’s 1988 November cover for Vogue Magazine (also Anna Wintour’s debut cover) featured a black jacket by Christian Lacroix, encrusted with a Byzantian-like bejeweled cross. The couture jacket, provocatively styled with a pair of the model’s own acid wash jeans–the model being Israeli model Michaela ...

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Apr 28

Café Society

In Lima, Peru, Irving Penn would photograph model Jean Patchett on her first Vogue assignment for the editorial, “Flying Down to Lima.” Penn’s well-known image of the then 22-year-old model was reportedly taken candidly, as Patchett awaited the next scene, unknowing of the camera upon her. For Vogue’s May 2014 ...

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Apr 14

Double Breasted

Supper club to the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Romanoff’s Restaurant was the setting of an unforgettable image featuring Italian bombshell Sophia Loren sizing up her American counterpart Jayne Mansfield and veering disapprovingly at her excessive décolletage on display for the world to see. Of all the 50s ...

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Mar 29

Bottoms Up

Art director and photographer Bert Stern’s images of Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor personified the youthful and provocative 1960s. Remembered as one of photography’s finest, Brooklyn-born Stern is most revered for his celebrity and commercial work.  In 1962, Stern photographed actor and social ...

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Mar 25

Crystal Ball

Her December 1992 cover for Harper’s Bazaar was a coup for the young Kate Moss, coming just two years after she debuted on the cover of The Face in 1990. For the holiday-themed cover, Moss holds a festive snow globe, dressed in crimson taffeta; the first of many covers for the budding supermodel. In 2013, Harper’s ...

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Mar 22

A Good Sport

With a design philosophy that flouted trends in favor of his own whimsy, Geoffrey Beene marched to his own fashion drum. Lauded for his expert construction and skillful seams, his pieces were not without a touch of the unexpected. In the vein of Chanel and Patou, Beene would employ a simple jersey in the design of an ...

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Mar 17

Framed

Erwin Blumenfeld’s images often teased its viewers through photographic and visual manipulations achieved by reflective surfaces, shadows and duplications. When photographing the soon-to-be Princess of Monaco, Blumenfeld hinted at surrealism by housing Grace Kelly in a life-sized gilded frame, perhaps likening her to a ...

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Mar 03

Top of the Ladder

At a time when the draped, columnar and classically-inspired dress came into fashion, photography would also follow a neoclassical aesthetic. A major proponent of this photographic style was George Hoyningen-Huené, who often inserted Greek-like columns and classical architectural elements into his ...

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Feb 27

Throw In The Towel

Mario Testino has taken to posting a series of instagrams aptly named and hash-tagged #towelseries. Testino has snapping behind-the-scenes photos of his subjects on set, including the likes of Kate Moss, Miranda Kerr and Candice Swanepoel, casual in terrycloth robes and towel-turbans. To promote Taylor’s signature ...

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