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"Dovima with Elephants" by Richard Avedon.

It's literally one of the most famous fashion photographs in the history of fashion photography (and that's a lot of photos) by Richard Avedon. The Christian Dior team recently purchaced the original print for $1.1 million at an auction. In the photo Dovima is wearing a Christian Dior gown at the Cirque d'Hiver.
I love looking at old photographs of fashion. In my opinion its one of the most important things you can do to prepare for a career in fashion. It's mentally stimulating and creates future references to call upon. Plus, it's not like fashion photography has been around very long; even less than a hundred years. The best and easiest way is to check out local libraries for photography books. I'm sure you could find great collections online, but I prefer the tangibleness of the glossy pages.

1 comment:

Bad Joan said...

Wow! This is such a powerful image, it is so beautiful! Love the dress too.


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Caroline Mason: 21. Native New Yorker (and one time North Carolinian). Assistant to Derek Blasberg. Just a girl who is OCD about all things fashion, drinks way too much coffee, and has an affinity for late night talk shows and travel books. FIT class of 2016. Previously with Karla Otto PR, Lori Goldstein and Lester Garcia.

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