27 november 2011

Verushka in furs

In the early 60s (I believe) Vera von Lehndorf was discovered by none other than Miss Dorian Leigh, one of the most legendary models of all time, as Dorian had traveled to sample Vera's mother's famous cookies. Here, Verushka is featured in a rare photoshoot from 1975, toward the end of her modeling career swathed in luscious Italian furs.

Patti Hansen did some of her first notable work for Glamour in 1972/3. Though very successful, her career stalled because of her image as a fresh faced teen. To overcome this, she went on a trip to Europe where she was dressed up as a vampire, vamp, corpse, whathaveyou in the European magazines. Here is a fine example of one of the last covers and editorials before her return to America to become the most sought after model of 1976-1978.

Mila Schön ad that speaks for itself.

22 november 2011

Angelica Huston as Miss Dior

Angelica Huston as Miss Dior in this editorial by Bob Richardson.

Jewellery by van Cleef and Arpel

Leonard ad featuring, if I read the ad correctly, a dress from the "Geisha" collection. Astonishing considering the Egypt setting.

Palao ad.

12 november 2011

Of Goldfish and Ghosts

In this issue of VP stemming from May 1977, we're offered this stunning image featuring, I am quite sure, I most lavishly expensive lipstick and a goldfish. Shot by the inimitable master Bourdin.

Janice Dickinson on the town at the peak of her success.

As today is the day that winter has mercilessly grabbed hold of the country I live, nothing can be more heart warming than an image of the most luscious spring day.

This Dior dress gets some treatment in this editorial. It's ethereal qualities are brought out. It doesn't happen much these days.

5 november 2011

Who's that lounging in my furry chair

Why, Grace Coddington of course...here in a skirt by Suedecraft and belt from Gucci.

Grace adorned with a beret from Otto Lucas, handbag from Letizia and apricot lipstick by Dior.

The best stockings ever - black and white nobbly stocking from Adler and the snowflake stockings.

Dazzling yet simple color composition of this cigar for ladies ad. Dress by Jean Allen.