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Norman Parkinson (1913 – 1990) was one of England's most distinguished portrait and fashion photographers. He regarded himself as more of a craftsman than artist. His work helped revolutionize the world of British photography in the 1940s, by removing his models from the stuffy photography studios of the day to the dynamic outdoors. I love the ethereal, painterly quality to his work and the striking poses of the models.
Anne Gunning wearing a red chiffon evening dress in British Vogue, November 1956
Audrey Hepburn, US Glamour, 1955
Click here for Part I – Exquisite Dresses From the MET Costume Institute: Pre-1950 I find it fascinating to watch the evolution of fashion through the decades, as the role and freedoms of women change and progress. It is clear to see that fashion has become less about purely adornment, but more experimental in terms of silhouettes, textiles, […]