Marion Morehouse Modelling Chanel by Edward Steichen (1925-1930)

Marion Morehouse (1906-1969), was a fashion model who rose to prominance in the late 1920s and early 1930s sitting for Vanity Fair and Vogue photographer Edward Steichen. He described her as

‘the greatest fashion model I ever photographed.’

Tall, thin with brown eyes and a narrow face inherited from her native American ancestry, Marion Morehouse was often compared to a Modigliani painting. Here she is photographed by Steichen in the simple-line designs of 1920s Chanel couture.

Marion Morehouse in Beaded Chanel Gown

Edward Steichen, Marion Morehouse, in beaded Chanel Gown, 1925

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Edward Steichen, Marion Morehouse in crepe romain dress by Chanel, 1926

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Edward Steichen, Marion Morehouse in crepe romain dress by Chanel, 1926

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Edward Steichen, Marion Morehouse wearing Chanel, 1927

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Model Marion Morehouse in Crepe Coat with Fur Collar

Edward Steichen, Marion Morehouse wearing Chanel, 1929

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Edward Steichen, Marion Morehouse wearing Chanel, 1930

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Edward Steichen, Marion Morehouse and Helen Lyons wearing Chanel at Elizabeth Arden Salon, 1930 © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis.

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