Published January 15, 1936
This Cecil Beaton photograph was quite provocative for the 1930s. A most elegant model sits precariously on a sawhorse, right in the midst of a simulated construction site. She wears an oversize laborer's jacket and a white silk dress, both by Schiaparelli. Her straw hat has a mica visor—all the better for reading the newspaper. The tableau-style image appeared in the January 15, 1936, Vogue.
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