Iconic Writer Françoise Sagan for Life Magazine (1955)

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Françoise Sagan by Thomas D.MacAvoy 1955 via

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Françoise Sagan by Thomas D.MacAvoy 1955 via

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Françoise Sagan on the set of Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

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Jean Seberg, Françoise Sagan and Otto Preminger on the set of Bonjour Tristesse (Hello, Sadness), 1958 via

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Jean Seberg, Françoise Sagan and David Niven on the set of Bonjour Tristesse (Hello, Sadness), 1958 via

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Jean Seberg, Françoise Sagan and Otto Preminger on the set of Bonjour Tristesse (Hello, Sadness), 1958 via

Joan Didion in Front of Her Yellow Stingway by Julian Wasser (1972)

Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American journalist and writer of novels, screenplays, and autobiographical works. Didion is best known for her literary journalismand memoirs. In her novels and essays, Didion explores the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos; the overriding theme of her work is individual and social fragmentation.

At the peak of her career, her writing was recognized for its significance in defining and observing American subcultures for mainstream audiences. In 1968, The New York Times referred to her early work as containing “grace, sophistication, nuance, [and] irony.”

In 2005 she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography for her book The Year of Magical Thinking. She later adapted the book into a play which premiered on Broadway in 2007.’

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Joan Didion in front of her yellow Stingway by Julian Wasser, 1972 via

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Joan Didion in front of her yellow Stingway by Julian Wasser, 1972 via

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Joan Didion by Julian Wasser, 1972 via

Jean Cocteau in bed with a Mask (1927)

Jean Cocteau (1889 – 1963) was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. An important exponent of avant-garde art, Cocteau had great influence on the work of others.

He is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), and the films The Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents Terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949).

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Portrait of Jean Cocteau in bed with Mask by Berenice Abbott, 1927 via

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Portrait of Jean Cocteau in bed with Mask by Berenice Abbott, 1927 via

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Portrait of Jean Cocteau in bed with Mask by Berenice Abbott, 1927 via

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Portrait of Jean Cocteau in bed with Mask by Berenice Abbott, 1927 via

Vintage Photos by Renowned Fashion Photographer Frank Horvat

Frank Horvat was born in Opatija in 1928, that was then Italy and is now Croatia. He studied art in Milan; a meeting in 1951 with photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson decided his fate as a photojournalist. Today he is best known for his fashion photography, published between the mid 1950s and the end of the 1980s.

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Untitled by Frank Horvat (1962)

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Judy Dent, Yorkshire, for Vogue UK, by Frank Horvat (1961)

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A Givenchy hat photographed by Frank Horvat (1958)

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Françoise Sagan, writer, Paris by Frank Horvat (1959)

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Fashion in Streets by Frank Horvat

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Deborah Dixon & Marcello Mastroianni, Rome, by Frank Horvat for Harper´s Bazar (1962)

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Paris, for Élegance, Judy Dent by Frank Horvat (1961)

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