Published October 15, 1954
A fur-ensconced model smiles beguilingly at the camera in this Erwin Blumenfeld photograph. She wears a knee-length Somali leopard wrap. The collar and cuffs are made of natural red-blond fox. The murky background gives this image a painterly quality. It appeared in the October 15, 1954, Vogue.
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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.