A Collection of Vintage Portraits by Karen Radkai

Information about Karen Radkai is very sparse. She was a staff photographer for Vogue magazine during the 50s and 60s and was married to a fellow photographer Poul Radkai.


Portrait of Monica Vitti by Karen Radkai, 1968 via


Karen Radkai, Portrait of Antonella Agnelli, Vogue, June 1966 via


Allegra Caracciolo di Castagneto Photographed by Karen Radkai, Vogue, September 1, 1963 via


Model wearing a hat by Gailtzine, 1963. Photo by Karen Radkai via


Karen Radkai, Françoise Dorléac, Paris 1964 via


Photo by Karen Radkai, 1975 via


April 15, 1962 by Karen Radkai via

A Collection of Photos Feat. Dresses by Edith Head

Edith Head (1897 – 1981) was an American costume designer who won a record eight Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, starting with The Heiress (1949) and ending with The Sting (1973).

Born and raised in California, Head managed to get a job as a costume sketch artist at Paramount Pictures, without any relevant training. She first acquired notability for Dorothy Lamour’s trademark sarong dress, and then became a household name after the Academy Awards created a new category of Costume Designer in 1948. Head was considered exceptional for her close working relationships with her subjects, with whom she consulted extensively, and these included virtually every top female star in Hollywood.

After 43 years she left Paramount for Universal, possibly because of her successful partnership with Alfred Hitchcock, and also adapted her skills for television.

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Edith Head, 1930s via


Edith Head’s costume for Anna May Wong in Dangerous to Know directed by Robert Florey, 1938 via


Grace Kelly wearing her Oscar dress by Edith Head. Photograph by Philippe Halsman via


Edith Head’s costume for Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd directed by Billy Wilder, 1950 via


Audrey Hepburn (with Edith Head in the background) puts on her tiara and necklace while on the set of Roman Holiday, 1952 via


Hitchcock and Head on the set of Family Plot, 1976 via

Vintage Wedding Photos of Hollywood Legend Elizabeth Taylor (1950-1991)

Conrad “Nicky” Hilton (1950-1951)  


Taylor wed her first husband, Conrad “Nicky” Hilton, on May 6, 1950 when she was 18 years old. She wore a $1,500 satin wedding gown with beading and a sweetheart neckline covered with a chiffon overlay via

Michael Wilding (1952-1957)


Elizabeth Taylor married British actor Michael Wilding in London February 21, 1952. She dressed in a casual outfit. Five years and two sons later, they decided to divorce via

Michael Todd (1957-1958)


Elizabeth Taylor wed Michael Todd in Spain on February 3, 1957. This was the only marriage not to end in Divorce. Taylor was widowed on March 22, 1958 via


he pair held a second ceremony in Acapulco. Elizabeth donned a hooded gown on March 8, 1957 in front of friends and family – including her next husband Eddie Fisher and his wife Debbie Reynolds via

Eddie Fisher (1959-1964)


When Michael Todd´s plane crashed Liz famously ran to the arms of Michael’s married friend Eddie Fisher for comfort. On May 12 1959 they married in Vegas – at Temple Beth Shalom. She wore a silk hooded green dress for the wedding and Mike Todd jr. was best man. They marriage ended in 1964 via

Richard Burton (1964-1974) & (1975-1976)


In 1964 Elizabeth Taylor married fellow actor Richard Burton – just nine days after her divorce from Fisher. She wore a floral wreath made with Roman hyacinths and lily of the valley flowers and a babydoll dress. They were married for 10 years – Taylor’s longest marriage. After a year and a half apart, they married again – but divorced in 1975 via

John Warner (1976-1982)


 For her seventh Wedding, to Republican politician John Warner, Taylor wore fur and a turban to the ceremony which took place in December 1976. By then Taylor had five failed marriages and one late husband behind her via

Larry Fortensky (1991-1996)


In 1991 Elizabeth Taylor wed construction worker Larry Fortensky. The pair were married at Michael Jackson’s Neverland. Her last wedding outfit was canary yellow. The marriage lasted for five years via

Hippie Chic Ossie Clark Dress by Norman Parkinson (1970)

Raymond “Ossie” Clark (1942 – 1996) was an English fashion designer who was a major figure in the Swinging Sixties scene in London and the fashion industry in that era.


Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via


Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via


Ingrid Boulting in Ossie Clark Dress, photographed by Norman Parkinson, 1970 via