Benedetta Barzini and Mirella Petteni wearing Valentino. Image by Henry Clarke for Vogue, 1968.
Brigitte Bauer and Sue Murray in soft fluid silk dresses by Geoffrey Beene, photographed
by legendary Irving Penn for Vogue, 1966.
Italian top model Isa Stoppi photographed by Giancarlo Barbieri,
for the first issue of Vogue Italia, 1965.
Isa Stoppi by Giancarlo Barbieri for Vogue Italia, 1965
Italian top models Isa Stoppi and Tilly Tizzani for Harper’s Bazaar, 1966
Tilly Tizzani and Isa Stoppi for Harper’s Bazaar, 1966.
Top models Tilly Tizzani and Wilhelmina, photographed by William Klein, 1963.
Tilly Tizzani photographed by the great Bert Stern for Vogue, 1963.
Glamour…decades ago it was a lifestyle, a 24/7 job for top models, actresses and celebrities, certainly they were never caught with sneakers and ragged and shredded jeans like this days top models and actresses who show up at Oscar’s night with incredible gowns, often borrowed for one night only, and then go back to sloppy dresses and uncombed hair…
Style…is also a 24/7 job that include discipline and effort, just think about the supreme style of Queen Elizabeth, a masterpiece of lifestyle.
Is that why we are (I am for sure) so fascinated by images of beauties from the past? A time of gorgeous B &W photography on major magazines, of glamorous personalities, of style and elegance in the true sense. Nobody would have thought of photo-shopping the legs of …say Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly as they did with… what’s her name (Angelina Jolie?) after Oscar’s night when she showed proudly (?) a leg made of almost bare bones!
Having said that (rant rant…) now you can guess who could be my style icons and fortunately I can still find many even today.
Let’s play a little!
Old school style and glamour: who is your icon?
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