Richard Avedon - A fashion and celebrity photographer for the most part, Avedon's work is always striking. Love this image of Dovima wearing an early Yves Saint Laurent evening dress for Dior from 1955. Avedon's action shots are always amazing especially his superb ads for Versace during the Supermodel decade.
Dovima The quintessential swan was a Queens housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan Automat. Described by Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties," she created the perfect fashion storm when she posed with elephants for him at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris in 1955. The resulting images have long been among the world's best-loved fashion photographs.