Published August 15, 1942
An exquisite automobile parked on a street presents an extremely chic setting for a fashion photograph. A model wears a wool gabardine suit topped with a camel-hair nylon fleece coat. Her burnt-orange hosiery and gloves add warmth to this coolly stylish scene. John Rawlings's work appeared in the August 16, 1946, 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.