Monday, February 28, 2011

Of Elephants and Eyebrows: Dovima

The superbly elegant fashion model known as Dovima represents the person who would appear perfectly at ease with the concept of opera gloves - in the supermarket, or on the playground.

Who was Dovima?

DOrothy VIrginia MArgaret Juba. Photographer Richard Avedon called her the last of the "great elegant, aristocratic beauties," and he may have been right. Here she is with our poster child extraordinaire, Audrey Hepburn, on the set of Funny Face:

The arched brown and self-confident glance in this photo (likely by Avedon, though we can't verify it) tell you what you need to know about her:

And this one you may well have seen - definitely by Avedon, and published in Harper's Bazaar (not bizarre...)....Dress by Dior:

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