“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth”.
Audrey Hepburn at Maxim’s in Paris, 1959
Carmen – Coat by Pierre Cardin 1957
Dorian Leigh – evening dress by Piguet, St.-Louis, Paris, August 1949
Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, France, 1955
Richard Avedon (1923-2004) is considered to be one of the world’s most masterful fashion photographers. He spent most of his career at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. An exhibit of more than 200 of his works will run at the ICP in New York City through September 20, 2009. For more on that exhibit click here. His photographs are captivating, imaginative and always allow me to escape.
Which one is your favorite?
Photo Credits: Richard Avedon from the Richard Avedon Foundation