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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.

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Dovima between elephants in Dior, 1955 Cirque D´Hiver. one of my favorite photographs of all time.

Dovima with elephants. Richard Avedon. - i learned in photography class that this was his least favorite picture he ever took but now it it one of his most famous

pearl-nautilus: “Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.” ― Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Small as an Elephant getting ready to head to the family re-union and this just was wonderful to read.


Richard Avedon - Dovima with Elephants 1955

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Richard Avedon | Homage to Munkacsi, Carmen, coat by Cardin, Place Francois-Premier, Paris, August 1957