After Gauguin

Two fashion shoots with the exotic taste of Gauguin

“All her traits combined in a Raphaelesque harmony by the meeting of curves. Her mouth had been modeled by a sculptor who knew how to put into a single mobile line a mingling of all joy and all suffering.

I worked in haste and passionately, for I knew that the consent had not yet been definitely gained. I trembled to read certain things in these large eyes–fear and the desire for the unknown, the melancholy of bitter experience which lies at the root of all pleasure, the involuntary and sovereign feeling of being mistress of herself. Such creatures seem to submit to us when they give themselves to us; yet it is only to themselves”

Extract from Noa Noa by Paul Gauguin

1. Peter Lindbergh shoots Naomi Cambell for Harper’s Bazaar, 1992

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2. Arthur Elgort shoots Liya Kebede for Vogue

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Picasso Haute Couture

Fashion Photographer Eugenio Recuenco shoots a beautiful series inspired by Picasso paintings:

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Elephants and Dior

Fashion meets circus act in this 1950s Dior shoot by Richard Avedon. Aside from the elegant pose and fantastic elephants, the images have become iconic for their representation of contrasts: youth and age, strength and frailty, grace and awkwardness, freedom and captivity. These images were considered revolutionary when they were first published in 1955, they exceeded the realm of fashion photography and were elevated into fine art.

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris. Photo by Richard Avedon.

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris. Photo by Richard Avedon. 1955.

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris. Photo by Richard Avedon.

This dress was the first designed for Dior by his 19-year-old assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent.