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Lisa Fonssagrives

Keeping the sun off my back.

1) 1951 Hattie Carnegie Fashions. Photo by Horst P. Horst. Model: Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn. 2) L’Officiel #371, 1953. Photographer: Tobias Jacques Heim, Spring 1953 3) Evening ensemble: Balenciaga, 1951, cover of Harper's.

theniftyfifties: Lisa Fonssagrives wearing a Balenciaga barrel line coat, 1950.  Photo by Irving Penn. #EasyNip

Model Lisa Fonssagrives – Irving Penn wearing petals by Cristóbal Balenciaga Vogue, 1950

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 wearing Jacques Heim. Photo: Irving Penn for Vogue, April 1952. Inspired an outfit worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (designer: William Travilla).

Lisa Fonssagrives wearing a hat by Lilly Dache. Photographed for Vogue by Irving Penn, 1950.

Adele Simpson 1951 - Lisa Fonssagrives

Lisa Fonssagrives is wearing a suit by Jacques Fath, Vogue, March 1951

Georges Hoyningen-Huene, Lisa Fonssagrives wearing Madeleine Vionnet, 1931 © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis

“Mexican Extravaganza”, Lisa Fonssagrives, photo by Fernand Fonssagrives, 1949

January 1950 Irving Penn, among the most gifted of photographers, has reconstructed with imaginative insight a series of fashion landmarks: the clothes, the accessories, coiffures, make-up, settings – and, in this net of physical properties, has caught the mental attitudes of past times."

Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn photographed by Frances McLaughlin-Gill for Vogue, January 1, 1951.

Lisa Fonssagrives on the Eiffel Tower Vogue, 1939 Photo: Erwin Blumenfeld

Photo by Irving Penn / Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn - September Vogue 1951 | Flickr

Model Lisa Fonssagrives wearing American fashion designer Claire McCardell's pink white striped dress, photo by Richard Rutledge, April 1952.

Dorian Leigh and Lisa Fonssagrives. Photo: Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Harper's Bazaar, February 1945.

Fernand Fonssagrives: 'The Coat Hanger', a 1940s advertisement for Bergdorf Goodman. Model: Lisa Fonssagrives.