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Dovima with Sacha Cafe des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955 Photographer: Richard Avedon Hat by Balenciaga

Dior 1947 - Photo by Richard Avedon on Twitpic

Richard Avedon - Doe Avedon, coat by Christian Dior, Gare du Nord, Paris, August 1947

Models wearing evening gowns by Hartnell, 1953.

4 gold and white evening gowns by Norman Hartnell from Gold and white were used to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Hartnell also designed Queen Elizabeth's coronation and wedding gowns.

My mother, such elegance and poise. She has always been such a beautiful model and I am proud of her achievements because they make her happy, which fills me with happiness as well.

Cafe Paris (via Anna Osk) - In the Story Books. (If I had an outfit like that, I'd never drink my morning coffee at home.

This elegant profile portrait is inspiring in the soft even lighting and delicate pose and attire.  Photo by Richard Avedon, 1950 | Balenciaga

Dovima 1950 Dovima wearing Balenciaga's suit with capelet of black silk satin matelassé, photo by Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, October 1950

Photo for beauty editorial in Vogue, 1960, by Leombruno-Bodi.

Suzy Parker is wearing Lanvin-Castillo’s v-shaped top in deep purple velvet over white chiffon skirt, with Gardner McKay at Cafè des Beaux-Arts, photo by Richrd Avedon, August 1956

Actresses and sisters, Joan & Constance Bennett

We Had Faces Then - Movie star sisters Joan Bennett and Constance Bennett, 1930 Bennett Bennett actress

A man intimidated by a woman's success cannot be a real man. A woman intimidated by a man's success cannot be a real woman.

Le Smoking by Yves Saint Laurent - Rue Aubriot, French Vogue
dalla serie White Women Paris 1975 Photo Helmut Newton Estate

China Machado by Richard Avedon.

Photograph by Richard Avedon. Model is China Machado. Suit by Ben Zuckerman, hair by Kenneth. New York, November More about Richard Avedon here: Wikipedia: Richard Avedon

Brigit Bardot ...

Brigitte Bardot in the - leather pants pointy toe shoes pumps black turtleneck sweater messy updo hairstyle blond model movie star vintage fashion style mod beatnik