Published January 1, 1953
A model pauses from her swimming activities to indulge in some grapes in this boardwalk scene. She wears a black-and-gray-plaid halter-top swimsuit by Jantzen along with a bathing cap. The watercolor hues of this John Rawlings photograph give it a pleasantly nostalgic quality. It appeared in the January 1, 1953, 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.