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27 April, 2012
"In Egypt, when someone asked Dovima what she thought of Africa the model replied:
"Africa? Who said anything about Africa? This is Egypt!"
When they explained that Egypt was in Africa, Dovima replied, “I should have charged double rate!”
On the same shoot, she brought along a large trunk that the photographer Richard Avedon assumed was filled with clothes. When he asked Dovima about the trunk, she told him it were her books. He felt he couldn’t separate the girl from her books so they lugged them across the desert only to find out it were her comic books."
Etiquetas: Queen Maria Luisa of Parma
26 April, 2012
Etiquetas: Pablo Picasso
25 April, 2012
24 April, 2012
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22 April, 2012
Cayetana, the only child of Don Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart y Falcó, 17th Duke of Alba, married on October 12, 1947 with Don Luis Martinez de Irujo y Artacoz. The wedding was considered to be the last great feudal wedding in Spain and attracted attention of the international media, even overshadowing interest shown in the wedding of Princess Elizabeth of the United Kindgom ( later Queen Elizabeth II ), which was held a month later. The french newspaper Libération called it "the most expensive wedding of the world".Rumour has it were spent 20 million at that time.
21 April, 2012
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Beaton. 1938.
In 1938, five days before a royal visit to France aimed at strengthening Anglo-French ties, the Queen's mother, the Countess of Strathmore died, and the colorful dresses designed for the trip were set aside. Norman Hartnell suggested all white. It would be more appropriate than black for the trip, and many royal widows have mourned in white in the past. The trip was postponed for three weeks, and Norman Hartnell created a completely new wardrobe, the famous "White Wardrobe". The sparkling designs for day and evening created in slim and crinoline silhouette were recreated within two weeks of continuous work, led to huge acclaim and Hartnell was decorated by the French government. Christian Dior, creator of the full-skirted post-war New Look, publicly stated that whenever he thought of beautiful clothes, it was of those created by Hartnell for the State Visit in 1938, which he viewed as an ingenue in the fashion world. The crinoline fashion for evening wear influenced world fashion and the French designers contributed their own take on the influence of Hartnell and the Queen's ancestry by creating day clothes featuring plaids or tartans in their next seasons designs.
Sir Norman Hartnell became the Queen's primary designer for the rest of her life.