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Dovima with Elephants by Richard Avedon, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

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Dovima with elephants, evening dress of black velvet with great long streamer of white satin by Yves Saint Laurent for Dior, photo by Avedon at Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

CLASSIC FOREVER

The quintessential swan was a Queens housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan Automat. Described by Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties," she created the perfect fashion storm when she posed with elephants for him

Dovima  The quintessential swan was a Queens housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan Automat. Described by Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties," she created the perfect fashion storm when she posed with elephants for him at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris in 1955. The resulting images have long been among the world's best-loved fashion photographs.

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Dovima was a Queen's housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan automat. She was described by the photographer Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties." Photo by Avedon Cirque d'Hiver in Paris,

#newlook o retorno

Limited Paper by Spain-based photographer Iban Montero. Using paper-made gowns created by designer and stylist Ane Lopez Pays the photos play homage to fashion portraits by Richard Avedon

Dior's "New Look," by Richard Avedon

Renée, The New Look of Dior, Place de la Concorde, Paris, August 1947 photograph by Richard Avedon Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beautiful in vintage Dior

Photo: Norman Parkinson "Mozart dress, Dior Spring–Summer 1950 Haute Couture collection, Verticale line” is part of the Dior exhibit. [Photo by Norman Parkinson/Corbis]

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