Amazing Vintage Fashion Photography by George Platt Lynes (1940s)

George Platt Lynes (April 15, 1907 – December 6, 1955) was an American fashion and commercial photographer who worked in the 1930s and 1940s.

He developed close friendships within a larger circle of artists including Jean Cocteau and Julien Levy, the art dealer and critic. Levy would exhibit his photographs in his gallery in New York City in 1932 and Lynes would open his studio there that same year.

He was soon receiving commissions from Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue including a cover with perhaps the first supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives

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George Platt Lynes, Untitled, 1940s via

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George Platt Lynes, Lisa Fonssagrives for Marshall Field, 1940 via

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George Platt Lynes, Lisa for Henri Bendel, 1940-41 via

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George Platt Lynes, Evelyn Tripp, 1948 via

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George Platt Lynes, Fashion model in Lincoln Kirstein’s appartement, with Elie Nadelman sculpture, 1948 via

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George Platt Lynes, Untitled, 1940s via

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George Platt Lynes, Madame Grès, Evening gown with peplum, silk jersey, 1940 via

Very Glamorous Judy Garland for “Presenting Lily Mars” (1943)

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Judy Garland was given the Hollywood “glamor treatment” for her role in Presenting Lily Mars, 1943 via

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Judy Garland was given the Hollywood “glamor treatment” for her role in Presenting Lily Mars, 1943 via

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Judy Garland was given the Hollywood “glamor treatment” for her role in Presenting Lily Mars, 1943 via

Amazing Vintage Photos of Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon (1945)

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Lee via

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Mala Rubinstein, leads a class of saleswomen, New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

 

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

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Helena Rubinstein’s New York salon, 1945. Photo by Nina Leen via

Gene Tierney in Film Noir Hit Laura (1944)

Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb.

In 1999, Laura was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. AFI named it one of the 10 best mystery films of all time, and it also appears on Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” series.

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Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via