Monday, 6 July 2009

yesterday's muse - dovima





Dovima (born Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba) was reputedly the highest-paid fashion model of the 1950s. she worked closely with photographer Richard Avedon, whose photographs "Dovima with the Elephants" have become iconic images, and had a cameo role in Funny Face (1957) with Audrey Hepburn.




After her death in 1990, Richard Avedon was quoted as saying "she was the last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties. the most remarkable and unconventional beauty of her time."



5 comments:

Alisa said...

Her waist is so tiny! She was elegant!

Solanah said...

Lovely!

~ ennui ~ said...

pretty....but i think she needed a little more meat on those bones.

Estrella said...

Stuning woman, i think nowadays models cant photograph like she did

Red Bird said...

Oh, how beautiful she was- and what beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing these!
:)