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 fixture of 1960s Italy, Walter Chiari,
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.
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
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 literal work of art. In 2007,
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 mise-en-scène. Hoyningen-Huené is most known for his images which featured models