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Dovima with Sacha

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Dovima with Sacha

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  • A6 POSTCARD
  • Photograph by Richard Avedon
  • Paris 1955
  • Distributed by fotofolio.com and ycuk

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  • A6 POSTCARD
  • Photograph by Richard Avedon
  • Paris 1955
  • Distributed by fotofolio.com and ycuk

Great juxtaposition of dog with bad hair day dwarfing the elegant model Dovima in cloche and suit by Balenciaga at the Cafe des Deux Magots Paris August 1955.

Dovima was an American model, born in 1927 and died in 1990. The original Supermodel, she created 'Dovima' with the first two letters of her original name, Dorothy Virginia Margaret. Perhaps the most iconic fashion image shot by Richard Avedon was Dovima standing, leaning between two restless elephants. She arrived in Africa with a huge trunk Avedon assumed was filled with clothes - not a bit of it, they were her books.