Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ELIZABETH TAYLOR - THE V.I.P.'S - 1963






ELIZABETH TAYLOR
DAVID STEEN
QUEEN MAGAZINE APRIL 10TH, 1963

RICHARD BURTON WRITES OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR



"She was so extraordinarily beautiful that I nearly laughed out loud."

RICHARD BURTON WRITES OF TAYLOR
WILLIAM KLEIN
VOGUE MARCH 1965







"Those huge violet-blue eyes ( the biggest I've ever seen) had an odd glint in them. You couldn't describe it as a twinkle....Searchlights cannot twinkle, they turn on and off and probe the heavens and so on."

RICHARD BURTON WRITES OF TAYLOR
WILLIAM KLEIN
VOGUE MARCH 1965





ELIZABETH TAYLOR - RICHARD BURTON

ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON
THE COMEDIANS
OTTO STORCH
SHOW MAGAZINE

ELIZABETH TAYLOR - WORLD CLASS BEAUTY



ELIZABETH TAYLOR
RICHARD AVEDON
HARPER'S BAZAAR OCTOBER 1964




ELIZABETH TAYLOR
RICHARD AVEDON
HARPER'S BAZAAR SEPTEMBER 1960


A GREAT BEAUTY



Tuesday, March 22, 2011

VERUSCHKA - RICHARD AVEDON


GREG WILSON - TWO SIDES OF SYMPATHY



“Veruschka Is the most beautiful woman in the world…”
 Richard Avedon
VOGUE 1972




“Veruschka is the most beautiful woman in the world. There’s just nobody like her. If she’s beautiful, she’s beautiful alone. Veruschka’s bones, her body, her extraordinary length have compelled her to invent her own person. There’s just no one she could imitate.”
Richard Avedon
VOGUE 1972





“Veruschka is the only woman I permit to look at herself in the mirror while I’m photographing her. The mirror makes most women aware of their weaknesses and, in trying to correct them, they come up with evasions, hiding arms that seem to thin or hips that seem too wide. Veruschka knows that it is what’s peculiar to her that’s beautiful and she works to bring it forward. It’s wonderful to see her searching for and emphasizing her irregularities.”
Richard Avedon
VOGUE 1972



Veruschka and Swami Satchidananda

“There are times during a sitting when she turns to look at me, or at the camera and, without so much as lifting an eyebrow or curving her mouth, smiles, challenges. It’s like the opposite of the Dylan song, “I’ll let you in my dream if you’ll let me in yours.” That seems to be what most people need. But not Veruschka. She’ll let you look into her dream but she wouldn’t fit in yours.”


“There’a a profoundly moving moment at the end of every sitting with Veruschka when I say, I think I’ve got it.” She looks at me with a startled expression that comes very quickly across her face. I once asked her what she hopes for from a sitting, why she needs it, and she said, “When I was a child I loved things because they were beautiful, but that isn’t enough. I want to do something with it. You make photographs. I would like to do it with my own body. I’m fascinated to see myself reproduced again, that there is no end of looking always a little bit different, And this is like a wine or a drug or something. You always have to have another one.”
VERUSCHKA
RICHARD AVEDON
VOGUE 1972



In the Sixties, the artist Vera von Lehndorff became known as ‘Veruschka’ one of the first supermodels to span whole issues of Vogue including countless covers.


With the 1986 publication of Veruschka: Transfigurations - she proved more interested in disguising her great physical beauty through morfing with innate objects under the precise examination of photographer and collaborator, Holger TrĂ¼lzah


VERUSCHKA
STILL A GREAT BEAUTY



Saturday, March 19, 2011

RICHARD AVEDON AND DORIAN LEIGH - THE "FIRE AND ICE GIRL"






DORIAN LEIGH
RICHARD AVEDON
THE EYE TRAVELS TO THE SLEEVE
HARPER'S BAZAAR  OCTOBER 1949

“I had worked with Dick Avedon only on advertisements, not fashion editorial, but I liked his style. Instead of using the “still life” approach, which meant asking a model to strike a pose and freeze, he kept her moving, sometimes moving around her himself with his camera in his hands, keeping up a conversation, explaining what he wanted her to feel and portray, always telling her how well she was doing, making her feel she was the most beautiful creature on earth.”




DIOR
DROPPED SHOULDERS.HUGE SLEEVES.IMMENSE COATS
DORIAN LEIGH
 RICHARD AVEDON
“Dick had such a pleasant disposition and such a good sense of humour that working with him was always fun. Yet underneath the laughter and good times was a seriously creative man.”

WHERE WILL YOU PUT YOUR HAT?
DORIAN LEIGH
RICHARD AVEDON
HARPER'S BAZAAR OCTOBER 1949

“Every photographer had his own highly identifiable approach toward taking pictures of women wearing beautiful clothes, but Dick’s work was so unique that it not only changed the whole concept of fashion photography, but also the appearance of fashion magazines and even the types of girls who became models. Dick wanted his models to look like real people wearing real clothes; he wanted real expressions on their faces and genuine reactions to their surroundings. Of course, the girls were more beautiful and the settings more idyllic than most real-life situations, but that was the point. An Avedon photograph was just real enough to make a fashion-minded woman feel she could look the way the model did.”
Dorian Leigh from “The Girl Who Had Everything…The Story of The “Fire and Ice Girl”

DORIAN LEIGH
ONCE A GREAT BEAUTY
 

Friday, March 18, 2011

ANDY WARHOL - SMALL WORLD



The Ghost In You
Psychedelic Furs





SMALL WORLD
WARHOL
HARPER'S BAZAAR 1958


warhol admin girl @ devodotcom


FROM THE ARCHIVE
devodotcom posts on or containing Andy Warhol

Robert Mapplethorpe-Sweet and Sour                        1/31/12
Back to the-Future New York 1952                          1/27/12
Devodotcom: The Playlist                                  1/11/12
Remembering Christmas Past – The Sixties                  12/13/11
Remembering Christmas Past - WARHOL 1959                  12/09/11
Remembering Christmas Past - WARHOL 1957                  12/02/11
WARHAUL                                                   11/17/11
WARHOLIA                                                  10/10/11
60’S-State of Independence                                 7/21/11
Andy Warhol - Small World                                  3/18/11
Andy Warhol - The Factory 1964-1967.                       3/12/11
Al Di La                                                  11/29/10
“Dovima With Elephants…                                   11/25/10
Harper’s Bazaar Great Exaggerations                        7/27/10
Jeanloup Sieff                                             7/22/10


Saturday, March 12, 2011

ANDY WARHOL - THE FACTORY 1964-1967






AFRICAN AND WHITE
CHINA CRISIS






NICO



EDIE SEDGEWICK

“Like most of the girls at the Factory, there wasn’t anything real about Edie. She was simply signs and symbols. She was spoiled in every sense, a child of the haute bourgeoisie, with no thought in her head at all, except ‘Edie’. Edie was slumming: rich down-town people getting in their car and driving up to Harlem to score, pretending they were in that scene. Then the scene came up and bit her in the ass. Edie was another one of these little, rich kids, who came down to where it was too rough for her to play…so she lost the game.”



Nat Finkelstein

Andy Warhol The Factory Years 1964 – 1967



EDIE -ANDY-JOHN WILCOX-STEPHEN SHORE

BOB DYLAN

WARHOL - DYLAN


WARHOL - PETE TOWNSHEND - BRIAN JONES


WARHOL - LOU REED


ANDY WARHOL
THE FACTORY YEARS 1964 - 1967
PHOTOGRAPHY
NAT FINKELSTEIN





admin girl @devodotcom

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Andy Warhol in devodotcom posts



Warhol and the Final Decline and Total Collapse of the Avant-Garde                           
5/24/10

Jeanloup Sieff                                                                                                                
7/22/10


Harper’s Bazaar Great Exaggerations for Gala Evenings                                               
7/27/10

Dovima With Elephants                                                                                                  
11/25/10
                       
Al Di La                                                                                                                            
11/29/10

Andy Warhol The Factory 1964-1967                                                                       
3/12/11

Andy Warhol Small World                                                                                              
3/18/11
           
60’s - State of Independence                                                                                          
7/21/11
           
WARHOLIA                                                                                                                     
10/10/11
           
WARHAUL                                                                                                                       
11/17/11

Remembering Christmas Past – Warhol 1957                                                        
12/2/11

Remembering Christmas Past – Warhol 1959                                                        
12/9/11
         
Remembering Christmas Past – The Sixties                                                          
12/13/11

Devodotcom: The  Playlist                                                                                     
1/11/12

Back To The Future                                                                                                                 
1/27/12

Robert Mapplethorpe – Sweet and Sour
1/31/12


                                                              

Monday, March 7, 2011

I'M JUST A LADY - LAID BACK - NEVER SHADY


Kutiman - Thru-you - Just a Lady (open in new tab)


PHOTOGRAPHS STEVEN MEISEL
VOGUE 1992

SOPHIA LOREN






LUCIE DE LA FALAISE


























QUENTIN CRISP
DECEMBER 1908 – 21 NOVEMBER 1999
ONCE A GREAT BEAUTY