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.
Published October 15, 1947
A model stands in a small desk area ensconced by a screen of tapestries. As with many photographs taken by fashion photographer John Rawlings, there seems to be a story behind the image—here, the model stands on her toes to peer over the screens. She wears a silk taffeta long-backed corset and slip, which was intended to be worn underneath a fuller dress, along with leather ballerina slippers. In this instance, the clothing she wears is secondary to her smooth, pearly complexion, which is what she's truly modeling. The photograph appeared in the October 15, 1947, 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.
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