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    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.

    elephant, animal, animals, kid, kids, reading, book, cute, love, adorable, funny, precious, giant, gentle giant,

    One of the best shoots of two models together ever!! Richard Avedon for Versace, 1995.

    Dovima by Richard Avedon

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

    1950's Fashion Model: Dovima | The Glamorous Housewife

    pinterest.com/fra411 #60's - twiggy photographed by richard avedon for vogue (uk, i guess), august 1967.

    Photographer: Richard Avedon

    Love of Horses | @Antoinette Balestra

    In honor of #NYFW coming up, a look back at the evolution of street style with 34 vintage snaps:

    c. 1950s: Rock ‘n’ Roll sur les Quais de Paris ~ Paul Almasy, AKG Images.

    Avedon

    Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, Harper's Bazaar, September 1959, photo by Richard Avedon

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

    this goes in the silly section...who would ever turn down a visit from a baby elephant dressed up in his best suit?

    Gregory Colbert

    AVEDON 1953

    #Modest doesn’t mean frumpy. #DressingWithDignity #fashion #style www.ColleenHammond.com www.TotalimageInstitute.com

    Magdalena Fiolka by Lukasz Pukowiec for vogue