Published October 15, 1944
The images of Vogue legend John Rawlings often capture a certain cinematic quality. In this photograph, from the October 15, 1944, Vogue, a model wears an ambiguous but expressive look with her sculptural red and pink satin dinner hat by Suzanne et Roger and Helena Rubinstein lipstick.
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.