Dovima - The quintessential swan was a Queens housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan Automat. Described by Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties," she created the perfect fashion storm when she posed with elephants for him at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris in 1955. The resulting images have long been among the world's best-loved fashion photographs.

Dovima and the Elephants. Dior dress designed by a young YSL, 1955. Photo: Avedon. Taken at le Cirque d´Hiver.

Dovima - 1950 - Photo by Richard Avedon (American, 1923-2004) - Harper's Bazaar - @~ Mlle

Modern Goddess | Nadja Auermann photographed by Richard Avedon. #Versace V | cynthia reccord

This is Gregory Colbert a photographer. I saw this show when I as in NYC. These photos are uneditedand real. He swims with these animals. It was the most amazing art I havve ever came across in my life. Go to ashes and snow by Gregory Colbert and watch the video and check out how the photos were on display.. I seriously will never be as amazed by any other art.

Jean Shrimpton has a classy look. How creative have you been with your profile photo?

beautiful profile and accessories. Richard Avedon, Dovima in Cristobal Balenciaga, 1950's Dovima #modcloth #styleicon

Ashes and Snow - a lovely image from Gregory Colbert's 2005 cinematic masterpiece

Dovima Harper’s Bazaar 1955 - photo by Richard Avedon

“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.” Photographer Richard Avedon

Not sure if the little girl was photo-shopped into this picture, but for safety sake, I hope she was....more so for the elephants sake...

When an unpleasant feeling, situation or interaction arises, the practitioner repeats these four phrases until a feeling of balance and neutrality arises. One key point of Ho’oponopono is that nothing manifests externally, it is all within. So when we mentally say “I love you,” we are expressing a loving orientation towards ourselves. “I’m sorry” is an apology for creating a disharmonious circumstance. Next, we mentally forgive ourselves for the digression. Finally, we express our gratitude.

Lovely...

I AM CREATING A ‘BOHEMIAN LUXE’ BOARD FOR SAMANTHA WILLS & INTERIORS ADDICT! IT IS GOING TO BE STREAMED AT; FACEBOOK.COM/OFFICIALSW

Richard Avedon for Vogue UK

Kristen and Nadia for Versace by Richard Avedon

Dovima photographed by Richard Avedon in the Place Francois Premier, Paris, August 1955. Cape Lanvin-Castillo

Richard Avedon's studio...

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