Published April 1, 1954
In this cheerful photograph, a young model gazes delightfully upon a pearl, which is offered up for her inspection. She wears a spruce-green silk dress, a wide-brimmed pink hat, and short white gloves. Her jewelry consists of diamond and pearl earrings and a multistrand pearl bracelet. Presumably, she is considering a possible addition to her collection. The John Rawlings photograph appeared in the April 1, 1954, Vogue.
Photo licensed from the Condé Nast Collection, home of The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair and other popular brands. Find this and other artwork at the Condé Nast Collection.
John Rawlings (1912 – 1970) single-handedly gave commercial fashion photography a sharp artistic focus. He transformed it into a medium brimming with color, light and fascinating composition. Rawlings created over 200 magazine covers for Conde-Nast. When his work for “Vogue” and “Glamour” hit the stands, sales and respect for fashion photography skyrocketed.