Amazing Vintage Photos of Fashion Models Wearing Givenchy (1952)

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Ivy Nicholson in Hubert de Givenchy Hat, photographed by Nat Farbman, 1952 via

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Bettina Graziani in Hubert de Givenchy Ensemble, photographed by Nat Farbman, 1952 via

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Ivy Nicholson, Sophie Malgat and Bettina Graziani in Givenchy’s interchangeable tops and skirts, photographed by Nat Farbman, 1952 via

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Ivy Nicholson, Sophie Malgat and Bettina Graziani in Hubert de Givenchy Tops en Skirts, photographed by Nat Farbman, 1952 via

 

Stunning Anne Gunning in Cristobal Balenciaga Coat (1954)

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Anne Gunning in Cristobal Balenciaga Dress and Coat, photographed by Henry Clarke, 1954

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Anne Gunning in Cristobal Balenciaga Coat, photographed by Henry Clarke, 1954

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Beautiful Bettina Graziani by Frank Horvat (1958)

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Bettina Graziani in Hubert de Givenchy Hat, photographed by Frank Horvat, 1958 via

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Bettina Graziani in Hubert de Givenchy Hat, photographed by Frank Horvat, 1958 via

 

Veruschka & Richard Avedon in Japan for Vogue (1966)

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 US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka.

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Veruschka in perhaps the Most Epic Fashion Story

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 US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka.

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Veruschka in perhaps the Most Epic Fashion Story

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US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka.

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Veruschka in perhaps the Most Epic Fashion Story

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 US Vogue October 1966: ‘The Great Fur Caravan’ shot on location in the Japanese Alps by Richard Avedon and stars Veruschka.

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Marisa Berenson in Valentino by Henry Clarke (1968)

Marisa Berenson was born in New York City in 1947. Her maternal grandmother was the fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli. Berenson had risen to prominence in the early 1960s and would later appear on the cover of the July 1970 issue of Vogue and in numerous fashion layouts for the magazine. Yves Saint Laurent once dubbed her “the girl of the Seventies”.

Eventually she was cast in several prominent film roles amongst others the Jewish department store heiress Natalia Landauer in the 1972 film Cabaret, for which she received some acclaim (including two Golden Globe nominations, a BAFTAnomination and an award from the National Board of Review).

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American actress and model Marisa Berenson wearing a white organdy Valentino dress photographed by Vogue photographer Henry Clarke, in Cy Twombly’s Rome apartment in 1968.

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American actress and model Marisa Berenson wearing a white organdy Valentino dress photographed by Vogue photographer Henry Clarke, in Cy Twombly’s Rome apartment in 1968.

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American actress and model Marisa Berenson wearing a white organdy Valentino dress photographed by Vogue photographer Henry Clarke, in Cy Twombly’s Rome apartment in 1968.

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Amazing Vintage Photos of Fashion’s First Supermodel Lisa Fonssagrives

Swedish fashion model Lisa Fonssagrives (1911 – 1992) is widely credited as the world´s first supermodel. She was born Lisa Birgitta Bernstone and was  raised in Uddevalla.

She went to Mary Wigman’s school in Berlin and studied art and dance. After returning to Sweden, she opened a dance school.  She moved from Sweden to Paris to train for ballet and worked as a private dance teacher with Photographer Fernand Fonssagrives, which then led to a modeling career.

She married Fonssagrives in 1935; they divorced and she later married fashion photographer, Irving Penn, in 1950.

The Elton John photography collection auction held by Christie’s on October 15, 2004 sold a 1950 Irving Penn photograph of his wife, Lisa Fonssagrives, for $57,360.

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Lisa Fonssagrives by Irving Penn (1953)

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Lisa Fonssagrives by Irving Penn (1949)

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Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, a multi talent (Part two)

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Lisa Fonssagrives by Lillian Bassman

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Lisa Fonssagrives by Irving Penn

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VOGUE Cover, Lisa Fonssagrives by Horst P. Horst (1940)

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Lisa Fonssagrives (1940’s)

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Lisa Fonssagrives on the Eiffel Tower by Erwin Blumenfeld, Vogue (1939)

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Lisa Fonssagrives Le Modele by Fernand Fonssagrives (1942)

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