Category: vintage fashion

Christie Brinkley for Vogue, 1977 – Ph. Chris von Wangenheim

Helena, Linda & Christy, Versace Autum/Winter 1991-92, March 1991 – Ph. Herb Ritts

Blouson in Leather with collar in Astrakhan with embroidery in lamé and application of Metal, Strass and Glass beads. Bodice in tulle with application of Strass, Rhinestones, Oval Pearls, Fantasy Stones, Metal Pearls and Bugle beads  

Sighs and whispers, Bloomingdales Lingerie catalogue, 1976 – Ph. Guy Bourdin

Sighs and whispers, Bloomingdales Lingerie catalogue, 1976 – Ph. Guy Bourdin

Sighs and whispers, Bloomingdales Lingerie catalogue, 1976 – Ph. Guy Bourdin

Dorothy + Boulangerie, Paris (Vogue), 1960 – Ph. William Klein

Madonna, 1989 – Ph. Patrick Demarchelier

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, ELLE France, March 14 1977 – Ph. Gian Paolo Barbieri

Sighs and whispers, Bloomingdales Lingerie Catalogue, 1976 – Ph. Guy Bourdin

Bourdin’s demands for the shoot were extreme, with Bloomingdales having to promise him complete creative freedom, a process that ultimately proved exhausting. Having called 65 of New York’s top models to the store, asked them to strip naked, and taken Polaroids of each, Bourdin dismissed them all shouting that there were no beautiful girls in New York, and went on to find six unknowns by himself. Total shooting lasted a month – one picture of a model flying through the air into bed and her lover’s arms was reshot so many times that the girl fainted – and the store never saw a single picture until the day Bourdin left.

Versace Spring/Summer 1992 Shirt in printed silk, ‘The Crosses’, July 1991 – Ph. Doug Ordway