Thirteen year old Carmen Dell’Orefice was discovered by the wife of photographer Herman Landschoff while riding a New York bus to ballet class in 1944. She appeared on the October 1947 cover of Vogue at age 15, becoming one of the youngest Vogue cover models of all time. Carmen worked with the most reputable fashion photographers of the era and managed to stay in high demand even as she aged. Her timeless elegance and beauty have allowed the 81 yr old to continue to walk the runway with style and class.
“I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps “Oh look at that!” Then whoosh, and I’m gone…and they’ll never see anything like it ever again and they won’t be able to forget me, ever.” - James Douglas Morrison: 12/8/1943 - 7/3/1971
Jim Morrison, inspired by the writings of philosophers and poets, is one of the most poetic artists in music history. His lyrics, infused with spiritual and metaphysical knowledge, still captivate today.
He was passionate about his writing, but when it came to style, he approached it with a certain nonchalance. With his trademark tight low-rise leather pants, he reinvented the whole rock star “look” without even trying. He kept his style natural, laid back, and stayed true to his bohemian Venice Beach roots. It was a look that only a true rock star could pull off.
Vintage glam…1950s eye wear.
Eyeglasses had begun to change in the 1940s due to new materials and new frame styles. By the 1950s, glasses, especially those with “cat eye” frames changed eye wear from a frumpy necessity to sexy fashion accessory.
1959 High fashion frames
Retro Snap…Vogue Paris, Fall 1983 Haute Couture Edition. Photographer: Guy Bourdin
Guy Bourdin knew that in fashion, it’s rarely the product that seduces us, it’s the image. The images he created were sensual and provocative. Dark, lust-filled fantasies…perfect for a decade known for it’s decadence.
Madonna, “Like a Virgin” photo shoot, 1984 by Steven Meisel
Lace, lingerie, big hair, defined eyebrows, and accessories galore…Madonna’s influence on fashion during the 1980s is undeniable. Her unforgettable ensemble from the 1984 album “Like a Virgin” changed the fashion scene and created a whole new style. The iconic cover photo made Madonna the epitome of cool and a true style icon.