Published July 1, 1960
A model becomes the center of the universe in this conceptual photograph by John Rawlings. With the galaxy as a backdrop, she appears to float in the middle of the Milky Way by leaning on a subtle edge. She wears a violet evening dress by Maurice Rentner with one pleated shoulder strap that drapes to the waist. The stunning work appeared in the July 1, 1960, Vogue, near the end of Rawlings's 30-year career with Condé Nast.
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.