Stylish Bettina In Fath: Photos by Willy Maywald (1950s)

German photographer Wilhelm (Willy) Maywald (1907 – 1985) photographed for various fashion designers and his images were recognized internationally.

Maywald was known for photographing in unique scenes. He was one of the first fashion photographers to photograph his subjects in the streets of Paris. He had a way of photographing his subjects in these various places but the image still focused on the model/clothing. Although Maywald was the main photographer for Dior, he also photographed for several other fashion designers at the time, such as Jacques Fath.

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Bettina Graziani wearring Jacques Fath, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1950 via

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Bettina Graziani wearring Jacques Fath, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1950 via

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Bettina Graziani wearring Jacques Fath, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1950 via

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Bettina Graziani wearring Jacques Fath, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1950 via

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Amazing Vintage Photos of a Southern Weekend by Lisa Larsen (1951)

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Lisa Larsen, Southern Weekend, 1951 via

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Lisa Larsen, Southern Weekend, 1951 via

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Lisa Larsen, Southern Weekend, 1951 via

Actresses Making Faces for Photographer Willy Rizzo (1960s)

Willy Rizzo (1928 – 2013) was an Italian photographer and designer.

Attracted by the allure of the United States and the then still mythical world of the Californian celebrity, Rizzo travelled to New York to work with the Black Star Agency in the developing America of the post-war years. During this time, he succeeded in capturing and reporting on Hollywood legends, such as Gregory Peck and Gary Cooper

In late 1948, Willy began an illustrious twenty-year career with Paris Match that would have him photograph some of the greatest names of the golden age of photojournalism. Married later to actress Elsa Martinelli, Rizzo enjoyed unparalleled access to the stars.

Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso all found themselves in front of Rizzo’s lens.

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Willy Rizzo, Catherine Deneuve, 1966 via

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Willy Rizzo, Jane Fonda, 1960s via

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Willy Rizzo, Marie Laforet, 1966 via

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Willy Rizzo, Anna Karina, 1966 via

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Willy Rizzo, Elsa Martinelli, 1966 via

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Willy Rizzo, Sophia Loren, 1966 via

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

Amazing Photos by Pierre-Louis Pierson of the Duc d’Aumale Estate (1870s)

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, Group Excursion on Duc d’Aumale Estate, 1870s, France via

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, On the Grounds of the Estate of the Duc d?’Aumale, 1870s, France via

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, Group Excursion on Duc d’Aumale Estate, 1870s, France via

Surreal Vignette by Cecil Beaton (1936)

Ruth Ford (1911-2009) was an American model and stage and film actress. As a model she posed for Harper’s, Town and Country and Mademoiselle. She was best known for the salon she created at her beautiful, art-lined Manhattan apartment, frequented by the likes of William Faulkner, Cecil Beaton, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol (source).

Her brother was the bohemian surrealist Charles Henri Ford.

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

Plant Still Lifes by Horst P. Horst (1945)

Horst P. Horst was a German-American fashion photographer. Horst is best known for his photographs of women and fashion, but is also recognized for his photographs of interior architecture, still lifes, especially ones including plants, and environmental portraits.

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Horst P. Horst Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke), 1945 via

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Horst P. Horst Victoria Regina Agave, 1945 via

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Horst P. Horst Aednium Holochrrysum, 1945 via

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Horst P. Horst Richardia Africana, New York, 1945 via