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Love how much her swimsuit looks like the one that iconic first Barbie doll sported.

Love how much her swimsuit looks like the one that iconic first Barbie doll sported.

A prominent fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s, Nina Leen was one of the first female photographers to work for LIFE magazine. She grew up in Europe (Russian born) and her first camera was a Rolleiflex which she used to primarily photograph animals. Nina Leen is mostly known for her animal photography, but in the fashion world, she is well known for her classic and timeless fashion photography.

A prominent fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s, Nina Leen was one of the first female photographers to work for LIFE magazine. She grew up in Europe (Russian born) and her first camera was a Rolleiflex which she used to primarily photograph animals. Nina Leen is mostly known for her animal photography, but in the fashion world, she is well known for her classic and timeless fashion photography.

approaching shadow | fan ho. 1954.  #photography #blackandwhite

approaching shadow | fan ho. 1954. #photography #blackandwhite

Read between the lines — Greta Garbo wants to be alone. Here, on vacation in 1932, photo by Martin Munkácsi.

In Search of Allure: The Quotable Diana Vreeland

Read between the lines — Greta Garbo wants to be alone. Here, on vacation in 1932, photo by Martin Munkácsi.

"Everybody calls 'em the Fifties' Clique. To their faces, anyway. They strive to ruin everybody's life without guns or drugs."

1950s Shorts: Vintage Retro Shorts History

"Everybody calls 'em the Fifties' Clique. To their faces, anyway. They strive to ruin everybody's life without guns or drugs."