A blog about vintage fashion, vintage jewels and art.....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

fashion photography from the 1940s, 1950s.

Woman wearing tennis outfit, seated on wall, with one leg on top of wall, looking at the mountains behind her. Published in Harpers Bazaar, February 1947.

Back view of fashion models in swim suits, two kneeling wearing swim fins, and one seated. Published in Harper's Bazaar, January 1950.

These beautiful black and white fashion photos were taken by the New York fashion photographer Toni Frissell (1907-88). She not only photographed fashion models but women from all walks of life. She photographed great personalities of her time, worked with the Red Cross during WWII, becoming the official photographer for the Women's Army Corps. She worked for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, Life. The Toni Frissell collection is found at the US Library of Congress.

"Fashion model with llamas, Cusco, Peru". Published in Harper's Bazaar, January 1952. Part of a collection gifted to the Library of Congress by Frissell. 

1 comment:

c said...

These are absolutely stunning!
Wow you are so multi-linguistically-gifted :D