Category: opulence

Dorothy + light coat, Paris, 1962 – Ph. William Klein

Carla Bruni in 90s Versace

Jerry Hall in Gold, New York, 1983 photographed by Norman Parkinson

Untitled #2 Paloma Picasso, New York, 1985 – Ph. Horst P. Horst

Mrs. Charles Revson

“How the Other Half Bathes,”

Time, 1971

Photo by Ormond Gigli

Model Ann Cosyns photographed in the great Mosque by Fred Maroon in Afghanistan, 1968

Christy Turlington for Gianni Versace Couture 1991

Scan of Sotheby’s catalog for the auction of Gianni Versace’s Lake Como residence, Villa Fontanelle. 

Dirty clothes never stayed on the floor for more than a few seconds and beautiful gowns kept arriving, I had this fantasy that I was in an Antonioni film. I felt like a spoilt princess.  The Versaces really know how to live.
                                             – Madonna, UK Vogue, October 1997.

Pierre & Gilles: “Oreste” (Staiv Gentis) – 2013

Marilyn Monroe ( arriving for the premiere of “There’s No Business Like Show Business”) photographed by Murray Garrett – 1954