Published November 15, 1957
While two low-heeled pumps vie for prominence, a model in the background steals the scene. She wears Canary Red lipstick and nail enamel by Elizabeth Arden—a color that is mimicked in the pale yellow fabric dusted with red flowers that appears on and in the two shoes. The overall result? A soft, mysterious attitude governs this John Rawlings photograph. It appeared in the November 15, 1957, 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.