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Then & Now

(right) “The Black and White Idea”, Vogue, April 1, 1950, front cover; photographer: Irving Penn. (left)Vogue Korea, 15th anniversary special issue, August 2011. source: fiercerthanyou.com Advertisements

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Then & Now

(left) The Quest for Beauty in Dahomey: A Photographic Essay by Irving Penn.Vogue. Dec 01,1967. Source: Vogue Digital Archive. (right) Suno, Fall 2009. http://www.sunony.com/

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Fashion in Black & White- Part III, Flowers

In the last two posts, I have introduced how fashion designers structure garments in black and white, and how they explore contrasting ideas of sexuality and feminine models through the use of black and white lace. This week I’d like … Continue reading

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Then & Now

(left) Models Dorian Leigh and Evelyn Tripp in Clair McCardell’s wool jersey dresses, photograph by Irving Penn, Vogue 1950. (right) John Galliano for Dior Haute Couture,  Fall 2008-2009 I particularly love these two images together because it reflects the identity … Continue reading

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Then&Now

(left) Mantle Coat, Cristobal Balenciaga, 1950. Photograph by Irving Penn. (right) Stephane Rolland Spring 2011 haute couture. Image from Style.com

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Cristobal Balenciaga, photograph by Irving Penn, 1950.          Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, FW 2010-11 Collection.

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