Published November 1, 1961
An excursion to the cinema provided the setting for this photograph by John Rawlings. A model wears a silk dress with a bow at the waist by Sarmi, which is accessorized with a Trifari necklace. She carries a print brocade coat. Her companion scrambles to follow her out of the theater, even as the film 'Summer and Smoke' plays onscreen in the background. The actors Geraldine Page and Laurence Harvey don't look the least bit disturbed. The black and white image appeared in the November 1, 1961, 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.