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c.1921 Baron de Meyer ,Swedish Actress Martha Hedman Actress Martha Hedman wearing a sleeveless beaded dress with white charmeuse lining and deep V-back, by Bendel.

c.1921 Baron de Meyer ,Actress Ina Claire Actress Ina Claire wearing an embroidered dress in gray chiffon and charmeuse, by Bendel, worn in the play 'The Gold Diggers'

Photo, ca.1921, Baron de Meyer. Irene Castle Treman wearing a light taffeta dress over an underskirt in cream tulle and Valenciennes lace, by Lucile, with a hat in lace with flowers.

c.1921 Baron de Meyer ,Ina Claire Actress Ina Claire, standing with left hand on hip, holding a fan overhead, and wearing her costume from the play 'The Gold Diggers,' a dark net, bouffant dress from Bendel.

c.1919 Baron de Meyer ,Actress Clare Eames Actress Clare Eames wearing a sleeveless beaded dress in black net with a satin foundation, by Frances, standing in front of an embroidered drapery.

1900s Baron de Meyer ,Mrs.Gingold The first fashion photographer was probably Baron Adolphe de Meyer who was hired by Conde Nast in 1913 to take experimental pictures for Vogue. Early fashion pictures were essentially society photographs of aristocrats, actresses and society models wearing their own clothes.

Photo, c.1919 Baron de Meyer. Actress Elsie Ferguson wearing a printed strapless silk dress with beads, by Callot, and an ostrich feather thrust into her headband.

c.1921 Baron de Meyer ,Actress Mary Young Actress Mary Young wearing a Georgette crepe tea gown decorated with bands of silver embroidery on the sleeves, designed by Lucile.

Chantal with the golden dress, Paris, 1929. Photo by Baron Adolphe de Meyer