The early work of Richard Avedon has been getting a lot of attention lately because of the Avedon Fashion Photography 1944 – 2000 exhibit at The International Center of Photography. “Dovima and Elephants” is also being featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the “Model as Muse” exhibit in the Costume Institute. Here are a few of my favorite early Avedon photographs.
Dovima in Balenciaga cloche - Cafe de Deux Magots, Paris 1955
Dorian Leigh - evening dress by Piguet, lie St.-Louis, Paris, August 1949
Sunny Harnett - evening dress by Madame Gres, Casino, Le Touquet, August 1954
Carmen - Coat by Pierre Cardin 1957
Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall - coat by Guy Laroche, Palais-Royal, Paris, August 1957
Georgia Hamilton - emsemble by Balenciaga
Suzy Parker and Robin Tattersall - Evening dress by Madame Gres, Moulin Rouge, Paris, August 1957