Very Sophisticated Fashion Photography by Georges Dambier

Georges Dambier did not conform to the standard technique of taking fashion pictures, with models standing emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. Instead, he showed models smiling, laughing and often in action. His models were surrounded by local people in a market place in Marrakech, or in a village in Corsica, or – and above all – in his beloved Paris.

18n1838poissonrouge_lo-res

Georges Dambier Marie Helene Arnaud the red fish Magazine Elle 1957 via

17n1848parapluieconcorde_lo-res

Georges Dambier Girl umbrella Concorde Place via

054-jacques-fath-theredlist

Sophie Malgat Litvak in Jacques Fath Coat, photographed by George Dambier for ELLE, 1953 via

086-brigitte-bardot-theredlist

Portrait of Brigitte Bardot by Georges Dambier, 1954 via

16n2081mhamirroir_lo-res

Georges Dambier Marie Helene Arnaud, Antibes Mirror  via

038-jacques-fath-theredlist

Ivy Nicholson in Jacques Fath Dress, photographed by Georges Dambier for Nouveau Femina, 1954 via

Advertisements

Elegant Vintage Fashion Photos: 1950s Veiled Hats

055-irving-penn-model-jean-patchett-in-black-and-white-hat-with-veil-scarf-and-top-vogue-1950-the-red-list

Irving Penn, Model Jean Patchett in black and white hat with veil, scarf and top, Vogue, 1950 via

034-jacques-fath-theredlist
Jacques Fath, Hat with Veil, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1951 via

077-jacques-fath-theredlist

Jacques Fath, Hat with Veil, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1951

lily

Lillian Marcuson in Lily Dache hat, photo by Milton Greene, 1951 via

mary-jane-russell---1952-photo-by-larry-gordon

Mary Jane Russell photo by Larry Gordon, 1952 via

1950s

Ivy Nicholson © Room wearing Givenchy’s stiff-veiled circlet, Photo Nat Farbman, 1952 via

lace-face-134

Bettina Graziani Photo by Georges Dambier via

Dovima – Richard Avedon´s Muse

Dovima (1927-1990) was reputed to be the highest-paid model of her time. Richard Avedon (1923 – 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that:

“his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century”

Dovima was the muse of Richard Avedon who depicted her, in a legendary photograph posing in a Christian Dior evening dress with elephants from the Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, in 1955.

In 2010, a record price of £719,000 was achieved at Christie’s for a unique seven-foot-high print of the photo. This particular print, the largest of this image, was made in 1978 for Avedon’s fashion retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and was bought by Maison Christian Dior.

 20_dovima-theredlist

Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants,

evening dress by Christian Dior, Cirque d Hiver, August 1955

via

 theredlist.com

 32_dovima-theredlist

Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants,

evening dress by Christian Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, August 1955

via

 theredlist.com

Dovima_118.115_S_Engraver

Dovima, dress by Claire McCardell, Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt, January 1951

via

avedonfoundation.org

33_dovima-theredlist

Richard Avedon, Dovima dress by Claire McCardell, Egypt, January 1952

via

avedonfoundation.org

34_dovima-theredlist

Richard Avedon, Dovima wearing a Leopard fur coat by Bernham-Stein, 1950.

via

theredlist.com

35_dovima-theredlist

Richard Avedon, Dovima, Harper’s Bazaar, 1950

via

theredlist.com

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Richard Avedon, Dovima, evening dress by Jacques Fath, Paris, August 1950.

via

theredlist.com