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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

 
Inspiration: Models of the Past Dovima
 

It's always interesting to look back at past models in history that held a poise, sophistication, and elegance unique to their time. One of our favorite faces of the past is Dovima, a natural beauty that rose to fame in the 1950s. The epitome of style and grace, Dovima was discovered on the streets of Manhattan by an editor from Vogue. Her tiny frame and stunning looks quickly catapulted her career. Dovima soon became a favorite of many major photographers of her day, including Richard Avedon who shot some of her most iconic photos. Her chic persona graced the pages of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and LIFE Magazine. Dovima was the highest paid model of her time, remembered most notably for showing off Dior’s New Look. Dovima was labeled by Avedon as “the last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties…the most remarkable and unconventional beauty of her time.” Here, Dovima appears in a portrait by Avedon called Dovima with the Elephants, one of the most widely anthologized fashion photographs of all time.

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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