Published December 1, 1949
A model coyly glances at the camera in this black-and-white portrait taken by photographer Erwin Blumenfeld for the December 1, 1949, Vogue. Posed against a dark background, she sports a stylish leopardskin jacket, cinched at the waist, as well as a beaver-cloth cap, leather gloves, and a twisted gold necklace.
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.
German fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897 – 1969) combined beauty and surrealism in his work. His distinctive photographs from the 1930s, 40s and 50s pioneered a new genre of fashion art that was both glamorous and thought-provoking. The distinctive covers that Blumenfeld created for French and American Vogue between 1945 and 1955 made him one of the most famous commercial photographers of that period.