Capturing l'Élégance

Aug 21, 2012
The Mainbocher Corset, Vogue, 1939

Classic fashion photographer Horst P. Horst was a key observer of the elegant lifestyle of the 30's and 40's. Through his work with French Vogue, this German-born artist captured the glamour and sophistication of his era.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces: Do you recognize the first picture? It's the shot that inspired Madonna's iconic Vogue video in 1990, which was an ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

"I like taking photographs, because I like life. And I love photographing people best of all, because most of all I love humanity." Horst P. Horst

Lipstick for Vogue, 1939
Newspapers for Vogue, 1943
Fur, pearls and diamonds, 1939
Coco Chanel, 1937

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