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Lisa Fonssagrives

Vogue, September 1950 (photograph by Irving Penn). In the mid-1950s, Balenciaga began further experimenting with silhouettes leading to what is highly regarded as his most inventive (and most influential) period. He began broadening the shoulders, cropping the sleeves, and removing the cinched-waist. The shapes gained more volume and drama, becoming Balenciaga's signature look.

1951 - Lisa Fonssagrives (May 17, 1911 – February 4, 1992), born Lisa Birgitta Bernstone was a Swedish fashion model widely credited as the 1st supermodel.

maliciousglamour: Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, 1951 Photographer: Horst P. Horst Dress by Hattie Carnegie

Swedish model Lisa Fonssagrives posing for Schiaparelli clothes, France 1952 by Dennis Stock

Vogue: The black and white issue June 1950. The model is Lisa Fonssagrives, the first supermodel... photograph by Irving Penn, her second husband!

Lisa Fonssagrives in Dior Hat with Martini and Cigarette, New York City, 1952, photo by Irving Penn

Ciao Bellissima - Vintage Glam; Ivy Nicholson (L) & Lisa Fonssagrives (R) wearing suits by Rothmoor, 1953

Irving Penn, Lisa Fonssagrives in coat by Balenciaga Paris, Vogue, 1950

Lisa Fonssagrives wearing a mink coat made to order at Bergdorf Goodman’s. Photographed by Clifford Coffin for Vogue US, September 1951.

Lisa Fonssagrives wearing a bicorne skimmer by Lilly Daché for Vogue, 1950. Photo: Irving Penn.


Enka Rayon 1947, Lisa Fonssagrives - Photo by John Rawlings.

Lisa Fonssagrives by Jerry Schatzberg - Stunning.

Lisa Fonssagrives on the eiffel tower, 1939, photograph by Erwin Blumenfeld. I've always loved this

Lisa Fonssagrives - April 1950 - Vogue - Lilly Dache hat - Photo by Irving Penn

Vogue, 1940. Photo: Horst P. Horst. Model: Lisa Fonssagrives.

Lisa Fonssagrives wearing Jacques Fath. Vogue, 1949. Photograph by Irving Penn. Shown with poster of Jane Avril (1868–1943), the French can-...

Lisa Fonssagrives [By Genevieve Naylor, New York, 1948]