Published March 15, 1945
For the March 15, 1945, Vogue, photographer Erwin Blumenfeld took this picture of a model posed behind translucent glass bearing the Red Cross symbol. She wears white gloves, thick white cuffs, and a chic blue hat tilted to the side.
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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.