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
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As effortlessly elegant and poised as the women of the Royal Family may look in their couture, there are of course certain rules their wardrobes have to abide by, and a new exhibition at Kensington Palace explores this delicate balance through three iconic Royals’ closets – Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales. The exhibition is […]
Pouring over these images from the Marchesa Fall 2016 ready-to-wear line has me transported to an era of more than one hundred years ago. The designers, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, were inspired by Edwardian artist John Singer Sargent’s paintings of high-society women, and don’t these models just look like realistic oil paintings? The antique influences of […]
British actress Carey Mulligan was recently featured in US Vogue decked out in some serious twenties inspired couture. She plays Daisy Buchanan in the forthcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Since falling in love with the story, having studied the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald in grade 12, I was overjoyed at learning that […]