Monday, March 31, 2008

Horst P. Horst

"In the history of twentieth-century fashion and portrait photography, Horst's contribution figures as one of the most artistically significant and long lasting, spanning as it did the sixty years between 1931 and 1991."

The Gibson Girls, Vogue, 1948

Yves St Laurent in a garden, 1986

Coco Chanel, 1937

Ginger Rogers, 1936

Joan Crawford, 1938

(Wire hangers, anybody??)

Lisa as V.O.G.U.E., 1940




Chanel Beauty, 1987

First Lady Nixon

(I LOVE THIS! color and all...)

"Horst's career can be said to have reached Old Master status when the world's most famous pop goddess, Madonna, created her celebrated hymn to classic fashion photography with her single Vogue in 1990. In the video directed by David Fincher, she posed as a recreation of Horst's most iconic fashion image, a model seen from behind, wearing a partially tied corset (seen above from 1939) made by Detolle."

::: If you do not enjoy Madonna, simply fast forward to 4:25

to see the inspiration in action! :::


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