Monday, August 25, 2008

The First Supermodel: Lisa Fonssagrives

Self-described "good clothes hanger" Lisa Fonssagrives was born in Sweden and ended up as the original supermodel. She worked for all the great photographers of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, including Man Ray and Richard Avedon. Then she married camera man Irving Penn.

Nobody – nobody – could get away with this today:

David Seidner edited the definitive coffee-table book of her photos, and for $269 you can have a used copy.

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