Melvin Sokolsky and Annie Leibovitz

Often looking to the surreal, Melvin Sokolsky would play with proportion, perspective and pre-photoshop trickery in his fashion photography. Known for his series of bubble girls hovering about Paris, Sokolsky drew inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s fantastical painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights which featured a vignette of a couple encased in a glass bubble. In celebration of Ben Stiller’s sartorial satire Zoolander, Annie Leibovitz looked to Sokolsky’s work when photographing the comedian in Vogue‘s “Funny Face”  for the October 2001 issue.

Simone d’Aillencourt in “On the Seine, Paris 1963″ by Melvin Sokolsky.

Ben Stiller and Stella Tennant in “Funny Face” by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue October, 2001.

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