Fashion

Vintage: Futuristic Fashion Designed by André Courrèges (1960s)

Vintage: Futuristic Fashion Designed by André Courrèges (1960s)

André Courrèges (9 March 1923 – 7 January 2016) was a French fashion designer. He was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. His career began in 1950 at Balenciaga, where he worked under the house’s founder for 11 years. It was at Balenciaga where he also met Coqueline…
Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history. Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest…
Vintage: B&W Fashion Photography by Paul Huf (1960s and 1970s)

Vintage: B&W Fashion Photography by Paul Huf (1960s and 1970s)

Paul Huf (1924-2002), son of actor Paul Huf and Eve Bernardine de Beneditty, has been very important for the Dutch photography. He started in 1946 as a photographer at the ‘Comedia theater company’. He made studio pictures, glamor portraits, advertising campaigns and glossy fashion photos. In the fifties Huf was known by his portraits of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard.…
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through a compelling selection of renowned, as well as previously unpublished, photographs and two insightful essays. Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for distinctive images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrity portraits. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts was sought…
Vintage: Fashion by Georges Dambier (1950s)

Vintage: Fashion by Georges Dambier (1950s)

Georges Dambier was 20 when the Second World War came to an end, a moment when the social scene in Paris suddenly took off. Nightlife, subdued during the Occupation, exploded. Le Bœuf sur le toit, Le Lido, la Rose Rouge, Le Lorientais, Le Tabou : he frequented cabarets and jazz clubs in Saint Germain des Prés, where famous artists and…
Vintage: Fashion by Eugene Vernier (1950s-1960s)

Vintage: Fashion by Eugene Vernier (1950s-1960s)

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history. Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest…
Vintage: Fashion by John French (1950s)

Vintage: Fashion by John French (1950s)

John French (1907 – 1966) was an English fashion and portrait photographer. In 1948 he set up his own photographic studio. Working originally with the Daily Express he pioneered a new form of fashion photography suited to reproduction in newsprint, involving where possible reflected natural light and low contrast. He also undertook portrait photography. French himself devoted much attention to…
Biography: Fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld

Biography: Fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) was a photographer and artist born in Germany. Blumenfeld got his first camera in 1908, and with it he began photographing and developing. Although he had no formal education in this field, but he still thought of himself as a photographer. In 1913, he started off his career by doing an apprenticeship with Sclochauer and Moses. During…
Vintage: Fashion Photography by Genevieve Naylor (1940s and 1950s)

Vintage: Fashion Photography by Genevieve Naylor (1940s and 1950s)

Genevieve Naylor (1915 – 1989) was an American photographer and photojournalist, best known for her photographs of Brazil and as Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal photographer. She worked for the Associated press and was one of the first women photojournalists to be hired by any American news wire services. In 1940, Genevieve Naylor was assigned by the U.S. State department as part…
Biography: Fashion photographer F.C. Gundlach

Biography: Fashion photographer F.C. Gundlach

F.C. Gundlach (Franz Christian Gundlach) born 16. July 1926 in Heinebach, Hessen is photographer, gallery owner, collector, curator and founder. Since September 2003 he is the Founding Director of the House of Photography in the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. From 1946 to 1949 he visited the Private Lehranstalt für Moderne Lichtbildkunst of Rolf W. Nehrdich in Kassel. Since 1949 he mainly…
Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

André Courrèges (9 March 1923 – 7 January 2016) was a French fashion designer. He was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. His career began in 1950 at Balenciaga, where he worked under the house’s founder for 11 years. It was at Balenciaga where he also met Coqueline…
Vintage: Celebrities and Fashion (1940s)

Vintage: Celebrities and Fashion (1940s)

With the start of the war and a strict rationing on fabric, dresses in the 1940s became shorter. Whereas the 1930s featured dresses down to mid calf, the 1940s brought them up to knee length. The war also affected the top of the dress. 1940s Style Women’s Dress and Accesssories | 1940s Fashion for Women Women’s clothes took on a…
Interview with Fashion photographer Yulia Otroschenko

Interview with Fashion photographer Yulia Otroschenko

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I’m into photography since early years and it’s been a long way which started with taking simple sketches of everyday life and continued with grand fashion project of the recent time. I’ve tried many genres — from family and wedding photography to travel photo. Finally I found myself in fashion…
Vintage: Fashion in Paris (1944)

Vintage: Fashion in Paris (1944)

With the start of World War II life changed for the world. Women were required to make a contribution to the war effort and with women working, a huge impact happened to fashion. After decades of freedom and opulence, economic constraints and a feeling of social responsibility hit the fashion world creating a new utility and austerity: women were in…
Vintage: Fashion of 1940s and 1950s by Nina Leen

Vintage: Fashion of 1940s and 1950s by Nina Leen

Nina Leen was a Russian-born American photographer, a constant contributor to Life. Nobody knows how old Nina Leen was when she died, in 1995. Judging from her obituary, information about Leen is scarce. She lived in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland before moving to the U.S., where she became one of Life magazine’s first female photographers, in the nineteen-forties. She shot…
Biography: Photojournalist and Fashion photographer Frank Horvat

Biography: Photojournalist and Fashion photographer Frank Horvat

Frank Horvat is a photographer born on April 28, 1928 in Abbazia (Italy), now Opatija (Croatia), presently living and working in France. He is best known for his fashion photography, published between the mid 1950s and the end of the 1980s, but his photographic opus includes photojournalism, portraiture, landscape, nature and sculpture.
Biography: Fashion photographer Rodney Smith

Biography: Fashion photographer Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith (born 1947) is a New York based fashion and portrait photographer. The son of an enormously successful businessman, Smith was first exposed to serious photography as a teenager. “When I was a young boy, my parents traveled a great deal and there was a German couple that took care of me and the man was very interested in…
Biography: Fashion photographer Arthur Elgort

Biography: Fashion photographer Arthur Elgort

Arthur Elgort (born June 8, 1940) is an American fashion photographer best known for his work with Vogue magazine. Elgort began his career working as a photo assistant to Gus Peterson. Elgort’s 1971 debut in British Vogue created a sensation in the Fashion Photography world where his soon-to-be iconic “snapshot” style and emphasis on movement and natural light liberated the…
Vintage photos of Models before New York Fashion Week (1930s)

Vintage photos of Models before New York Fashion Week (1930s)

New York Fashion Week first held in 1943, the event was designed to attract attention away from the French fashion during World War II, when fashion industry insiders were unable to travel to Paris to see French fashion shows. This photo collection show how the fashion industry looked like in 1930s before first NY Fashion Week.  
Biography: Fashion photographer Willy Maywald

Biography: Fashion photographer Willy Maywald

Willy Maywald was born in Kleve in the Lower Rhine region in 1907, he attended the schools of applied arts in Krefeld, Cologne, and Berlin which shaped his avant-garde style. In 1932 he moved to the city on the Seine, where he befriended many of the protagonists of modern art. The bustling arts scene of Paris offered him many different…