Published June 1, 1966
Model Susan Murray poses for Henry Clarke on an empty beach in this photograph, which appeared in the June 1, 1966, Vogue. She wears a long-sleeve, full-skirted striped silk evening dress by Tiziani. The juxtaposition of nature, in the form of the sand, and civilization, represented by the elaborate gown, lends this piece a feeling of high drama.
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.
Creating photographic masterpieces of the post-war’s heady fashion excess, Henry Clarke’s (1918-1961) work for American, British and French Vogue spanned three decades. His work was so highly regarded that his American editor often assigned the unusual distinction of shooting a 24-page spread of an exotic location for a single issue.