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3.01   Introduction to fashion
3.02   Early fashion photography
3.03   Photo-jewelry: Bracelets
3.04   Photo-jewelry: Brooches
3.05   Photo-jewelry: Lockets
3.06   Photo-jewelry: Pendants
3.07   Photo-jewelry: Rings
3.08   Photo-jewelry: Stick pins
3.09   Photo-jewelry: Political
Items of clothing
3.10   Still life: Textiles and lace
Key fashion photographers
3.11   Norman Parkinson (1913-1990)
3.12   Vanity Fair
Fashion houses
3.13   Fashion houses and photography
3.14   Fashion houses: Gianni Versace
3.15   Parisian couture (ca. 1900-1920)
Fashion photographers by decade
3.16   Fashion photographers by decade
3.17   Fashion 1920s
3.18   Fashion 1930s
3.19   Fashion 1940s
3.20   Fashion 1950s
3.21   Fashion 1960s
3.22   Fashion 1970s
3.23   Fashion 1980s
3.24   Fashion 1990s
Fashion and the use of colour
3.25   The rise of colour in fashion photography
Fashion and transportation
3.26   Transportation and fashion examples
Fashion and the military
3.27   Fashion: Accessories: Gas masks
Contemporary fashion
3.28   Contemporary fashion photography
Case studies
3.29   Robinson & Roi: The Famous Glass Dress - Royal Robe of Princess Eulalia
This theme includes example sections and will be revised and added to as we proceed. Suggestions for additions, improvements and the correction of factual errors are always appreciated. 
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3.01   Fashion >  Introduction to fashion 
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By the end of the 19th century studio photographers in Paris, including the Reutlinger studio, Bissonais et Taponnier, were taking photographs for magazines that showed the latest in fashion. The photographic style was neither adventurous nor innovative - very largely the models were posed in a similar way to the carte de visite which came out in 1854. Models were provided with suitable costumes, painted backdrops and props but the shots were largely studio based. It is true that technical limitations of the cameras required artificial lighting and this often necessitated a studio setting. The earliest fashion shots could hardly be differentiated from the portrait shots of the same period. Studies of fashion through photography during the nineteenth century therefore tend towards the analysis of clothing within individual photographs to show trends that might be a useful aid to dating[1] much the same way that hairstyles[2] and facial hair can be used.[3] Photographs showed the clothing of the day but they were rarely for the express purpose of marketing or discussing contemporary fashion.  
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A further interconnection between fashion and photography is the use of photographs within photo-jewelry[4] and on clothing. Bracelets, brooches, lockets, pendants, rings and stick pins all incorporated photographs into their designs. Queen Victoria for example wore a bracelet brooch with an ambrotype of her beloved Prince Albert.  
Daguerreotype of a man adding photographs into lockets 
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As the size and wealth of the urban middle class expanded during the late nineteenth century both in Europe and North America so the market for seamstresses and ready to ware clothing grew. Standardized designs could be promoted and we can see this in the photographs of companies that specialized in high society clothing such as Talbot in Paris. Before modelling became a celebrity profession the lades wearing, and promoting, the fashions of the day were largely society ladies.  
Talbot (Paris) 
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The French fashion houses of Maisons Worth, Vionnet, Lanvin, Pingat, Poiret and many others were maturing through the age of photography and this was the age of wealthy Edwardian women changing their clothes five or six times a day.[5] Each period had its own leading designers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in the late 1920s and 1930s and they had their own favourite photographers. Schiaparelli for example used Man Ray, George Hoyningen-Heaune, Horst and Cecil Beaton.[6]  
Coco Chanel 
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The film industry along with fan magazines showing the stars became a worldwide means of showing contemporary fashion and some films included fashion shows as a part of the story. Licensing deals between clothing companies, movies stars and film companies expanded a trend that has only grown over the years.
Models became the clothes horses of fashion and each trend is reflected in their shape, hair and personalities. A classic example of this would be the English models of the 1960s including Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy both becoming superstars of the age of Swinging London.  
Jean Shrimpton 
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During the same period the photographers themselves who were involved in fashion became celebrities themselves with people like David Bailey, Brian Duffy, Terry O'Neill, Snowdon and Norman Parkinson.
If "fashion is the secret police of desire"[7] photography is the means of dissemination. 
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3.02   Fashion >  Early fashion photography 
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These two journal illustrations show costumes in 1851 from America and France but they have far more than that to tell us.[8] The American Costume:
No. 1 represents Mrs. Amelia Bloomer, of Seneca Falls, N. Y. It was engraved from a Daguerreotype for the Cayuga Chief, an excellent newspaper published in Auburn, N. Y., and kindly loaned to us by Mr. Thurlow W. Brown, the gentlemanly proprietor.
and of the French costume:
No. 2 was copied by our own Engraver, from the Illustrated London News, and is an exact copy of the original, without variation; and is a perfect representation of the French Fashions, as worn in July last. We submit the two styles side by side, for the consideration of American Women.
Whilst both illustrations are engravings one is based on a photograph and the other is not. We can we can that the realism of photography is influencing the style of illustrations. 
3.03   Fashion >  Photo-jewelry: Bracelets 
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3.04   Fashion >  Photo-jewelry: Brooches 
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3.05   Fashion >  Photo-jewelry: Lockets 
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3.06   Fashion >  Photo-jewelry: Pendants 
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3.07   Fashion >  Photo-jewelry: Rings 
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3.08   Fashion >  Photo-jewelry: Stick pins 
3.09   Fashion >  Photo-jewelry: Political 
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Published in the article Election-Time in America in All Year Round: A Weekly Journal conducted by Charles Dickens, Volume 5, April 13, 1861, p. 67-68.
Everywhere advertisements meet your eye of this inflammatory kind:
Roll On Roll Up !
Sixteen varieties of Campaign Medals, solid rim, with milled edge and giltshell rim medals containing beautiful melainotype likenesses of
Lincoln and Hamlin,
Bell and Everett,
Douglas and Johnson,
Breckinridge and Lane.
Mark Barnewitz and Jonathan Pumpner, 38 and 40, West Fourth-Street, New York.
Now, when I go to the store of Barnewitz, and buy these election badges, which are about the size of a five-dollar gold piece, I find they bear on one side the likeness of the nominee for President, on the other the Vice-Président, and are to be worn at the button-hole. I have seen thousands wearing them; and since I have been in America, and indeed a week ago on the Alabama river, I met a well-known duellist with a little silver bell on his watchchain : signifying thereby his changeless attachment to Mr. Bell, one of the candidates for the presidentship. These election medals follow me everywhere barefooted boys bring cigar-boxes full of them for sale, into the luxurious marble-paved smoking-rooms of the great hotels; lean dried-up men hawk them through the long avenues of the railway-cars, and awake me to recommend their medals and their "plum candy;" the shops have trays of them in their windows; you can almost tell in different cities how the voting is likely to go, by the majority of medals you meet, being either "Lincoln" or "Douglas."
Items of clothing 
3.10   Fashion >  Still life: Textiles and lace 
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Key fashion photographers 
3.11   Fashion >  Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) 
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These examples from 1959 and 1960 show both the colour and black & white styles of Norman Parkinson. 
3.12   Fashion >  Vanity Fair 
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The society magazines of the early twentieth century were the arbiters of good taste and the status quo - a land were the monarchies of Europe were a good influence and where tea on lawn was to be accompanied by photographs of people of exquiste taste, power or artistic prowess. During the early years of Vanity Fair[9] it was owned by Condé Naste and the editor from 1914 to 1936 was Frank Crowninshield who said that the target audience was:
"... people of means, who cultivate good taste, read good books, buy the best pictures, appreciate good opera, love good music and build distinguished homes.."[10]
There may have been a lack of gravitas in the writing and the political turmoils of the period were largely ignored but this was not the point of the magazine. Where it excelled was in the photography and the ability of the picture editor to obtain the very best portraits of the period. To look at a list of the photographers who provided portraits to Vanity Fair during this period is to see the very best.
Photographers whose work was shown in Vanity Fair (1914-1936) included:
Photographers included in Vanity Fair (1914-1936)
James Abbé
Berenice Abbott
Malcolm Arbuthnot
Cecil Beaton
Imogen Cunningham
Adolf deMeyer
Arnold Genthe
Maurice Goldberg
Emil Otto Hoppé
George Hoyningen-Heune
Gertrude Käsebier
Man Ray
Nickolas Muray
August Sander
Charles Sheeler
Edward Steichen
Alfred Stieglitz
Edward Weston
Fashion houses 
3.13   Fashion >  Fashion houses and photography 
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The rise of the fashion house linked to a named individual has been a fascinating phenomenon and has its roots in the early 20th century. Although there were named fashion designers long before this the global awareness of individuals really came to the fore with the rise of the great fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue which were innovative in the way they used photography.
The names from the early 1900's are the names of legend Coco Chanel, Gucci, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent and Prada.
  • Coco Chanel opened her millinery shop in 1912 and rapidly rose to become one of the premier fashion designers in Paris, France.
  • Prada, the Italian fashion house, was established in Milan, Italy in 1913.
  • Guccio Gucci was born in 1881 and opened his first shop in Florence in 1920.
  • Edoardo and Adele Fendi opened a small leather and fur store in 1925 in Via del Plebiscito in the center of Rome.
  • Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) was a French designer who established a fashion house in Paris that ran from the late 1920's until 1954, and established a New York showroom in 1949.
The cult of the personality they developed in the 1920's and 30's has led to the glitterati of today where the cult is molded by the designs of Karl Lagerfield, Christian Dior, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton and the Versace family
3.14   Fashion >  Fashion houses: Gianni Versace 
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The major fashion houses have always hired photographers with the ability to show their clothes to the greatest advantage. Advertising and fashion shows are an essential promotional activity and have a higher proportional budgets than in most comparable industries.
The collections of Gianni Versace (1946-1997) for example used Richard Avedon (1923-2004) and Irving Penn to take the photographs and these were published in books of the different seasonal collections. 
3.15   Fashion >  Parisian couture (ca. 1900-1920) 
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Fashion photographers by decade 
3.16   Fashion >  Fashion photographers by decade 
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To highlight the main trends in fashion photography each decade is discussed within a separate theme and influential magazine such as Vogue have pages to themselves.  
3.17   Fashion >  Fashion 1920s 
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Following the First World War (1914-1918) there was a strong reaction against the values of the older generation that was held responsible for the carnage. Women were struggling to get political representation and were entering the workplace in larger numbers. The younger generation of the wealthier classes were expressing themselves in their clothing and through the music of the Jazz Age. The stylistic elements of modernism, abstraction and Art Deco were incorporated into architecture, design and clothing styles.  
Adolf De Meyer 
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Fashion photography had been firmly rooted in approaches that had come out of Pictorialism - indeed Baron Adolf De Meyer[11] had been appointed as photographer at Vogue based upon his works done in the first decade of the twentieth century that were stylistically reminiscent of portrait painting. By the early twenties this approach was looking dated and out of line with cultural changes that were being driven by youth rather than aging aristocrats. Edward Steichen replaced Baron Adolf De Meyer as Chief Photographer for Condé Nast publications in 1923 and there was a move towards a more modernist and geometric approach to fashion photography.  
Edward Steichen 
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The striking images of Edward Steichen[12] used props and light to create visual patterns that reflected the optimism of the high society 1920's. The fashion houses of Elsa Schiaparelli, Vionnet and Alix all promoted the new woman - the short haired smoking thin waisted debutante. Pictorialism was rejected and soft focus was replaced by sharp detail - outdoor photography became increasingly common along with the angular designs of Cubism.  
George Hoyningen-Heune 
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In Europe the British edition of Vogue came out in 1916 followed in 1920 by the French edition based in Paris. George Hoyningen-Heune, who was recruited to French Vogue in 1925.[13] The same year that George Hoyningen-Heune joined French Vogue the International Decorative Arts Exhibition (Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels) was held in Paris. This showed commercial products where design had been incorporated along with functionality into everyday items - at the time this was called Moderne, Jazz Moderne or Streamline Modern but is now better known as Art Deco. George Hoyningen-Heune used parallels from the clean lines of antiquity to pose models as remote objects of desire. This style of linking back to classical themes had its roots in the pictorialist style of Fred Holland Day - but now there was none of the gentle fuzziness - beauty and elegance was the issue and the backgrounds and props served to give the model a static religious like desire - these were the Vestal virgins for a new age. 
3.18   Fashion >  Fashion 1930s 
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The 1930's were a period of financial instability following the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the heady extravagance of the 1920's in Western Europe and America came to an abrupt end. Unemployment rose rapidly to devastating levels and in America the situation worsened with the social ravages bought about by the droughts and dust storms in the rural heartland. This was a time when optimism was difficult to justify and the exotic fashions of the 1920's were out of line with what was happening to the working population. 
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Within Europe and America the 1940's were split into two very distinct parts by the Second World War - firstly there was the restrictive war period with restrictions on fabric availability and a tendency to less flamboyance as more women entered the workforce. Following the war the New Look of Christian Dior brought back high fashion with a swirling flourish. 
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The 1950s had a freedom from rationing and the austerity that had plagued the fashions of Second World War (1939-1945) and the years that immediately followed it. 
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3.23   Fashion >  Fashion 1980s 
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3.24   Fashion >  Fashion 1990s 
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Fashion and the use of colour 
3.25   Fashion >  The rise of colour in fashion photography 
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Fashion and transportation 
3.26   Fashion >  Transportation and fashion examples 
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Fashion and the military 
3.27   Fashion >  Fashion: Accessories: Gas masks 
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Every technological development has a photographic history and gas masks[14] are no exception. Over time to understand these developments we need to establish temporal timelines of images that show both the innovations and how these changes have affected the photography of warfare. 
Contemporary fashion 
3.28   Fashion >  Contemporary fashion photography 
By the 1980's photographers such as Sarah Moon and Deborah Turbeville were creating images of women that reflected changing social attitudes. Here the women are not in control or at ease with their surroundings - it is a form of fashion photography where the model and subject in the photograph seems to be questioning whether to be there. Fashion photography molds generations but at the same time it is a victim of it's own success - a successful advertizing campaign leads to imitators and years pass where the style is the emmaciated destruction and androgynous look of heroin chique without the context of drug abuse that Larry Clark gave in his seminal book Tulsa. In Terryworld the images of fashion photographer Terry Richardson blends sex and fashion into a world of no taboos - here porn becomes a fashion statement and style. Fashion goes through phases when under-age models are used to sell underwear and cosmetics to increasingly young audiences. It is the sermon of the old to remember and lecture on a golden age when things were not so commercialized - and I'm doing exactly that.
In many ways I agree with the comments made by the curator at MOMA (NY) when the exhibition on Contemporary fashion was mounted, by the late 80's and 90's there was a move from the clothes themselves to two different approaches to marketing them. The first was to make them appear as if the models are actors or props on a film set - rather like the fabricated realities of Cindy Sherman[15] approach, whilst the second is lifestyle. 
Case studies 
3.29   Fashion >  Robinson & Roi: The Famous Glass Dress - Royal Robe of Princess Eulalia 
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In this cabinet card shows a mannequin wearing the glass dress that was ordered by the Spanish Princess Eulalia at the 1893 World's Fair. The back of the card provides the context and serves as a promotion for The Libbey Glass Company

  1. Λ Joan L. Severa, 1997, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, (Kent State University Press); Joan L. Severa, 2006, My Likeness Taken: Daguerreian Portraits In America, (Kent State University Press); LInda Setnik, 2012, Victorian Costume for Ladies 1860-1900, (Schiffer Publishing Ltd); Linda Setnik, 2012, Victorian Fashions for Women and Children: Society's Impact on Dress, (Schiffer Publishing Ltd); Kristina Harris, 2002, Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs, (Dover Publications); Priscilla Harris Dalrymple, 1991, American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs, (Dover Publications)
    Photo historians have long recognised the bidirectional benefits of studying fashion and photography. The photographs serves as a means of understanding the diversity of fashions, the changes of time and presumably with a corpus of photographs with known dates the possibility of using statistical tracking of regional changes in fashions. In the opposite direction fashion photographs can provide clues as to changes in technical processes, studio and lighting arrangements and give before and after dates to undated photographs. These clues are significant in better understanding the history of photography. See - Alison Gernsheim, 1982, Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey, (Dover publications) 
  2. Λ Victoria Sherrow, 2006, Encyclopedia of Hair: A Cultural History, (Greenwood); Marian I. Doyle, 2003, An Illustrated History of Hairstyles 1830-1930, (Schiffer Publishing); Maureen A. Taylor, 2009, Fashionable Folks Hairstyles 1840-1900, (Picture Perfect Press) 
  3. Λ Helen Bunkin & Randall Williams, 2000, Beards, Beards, Beards!, (Hunter & Cyr); Allan Peterkin, 2001, One Thousand Beards. A Cultural History of Facial Hair, (Arsenal Pulp Press) 
  4. Λ Larry J. West & Patricia A. Abbott, 2005, Antique Photographic Jewelry: Tokens of Affection and Regard, (Larry J. West- Privately printed) 
  5. Λ There is no known connection between the Talbot Photographic Studio in Paris and the inventor of photography Henry Fox Talbot. 
  6. Λ Kerry Taylor, 2013, Vintage Fashion & Couture: From Poiret to McQueen, (Michael Beazley, p. 12 
  7. Λ Kerry Taylor, 2013, Vintage Fashion & Couture: From Poiret to McQueen, (Michael Beazley, p. 46 
  8. Λ "Fashion is the secret police of desire" comes from graffiti Alan Griffiths saw on Clapham Common in London in the mid 1970s. 
  9. Λ October 1851, The Water-Cure Journal (New York), vol. XII, no. 4, p. 96. 
  10. Λ 1982, Vanity Fair: Portraits of an Age 1914-1936, (Thames and Hudson); Graydon Carter & David Friend, 2008, Vanity Fair: The Portraits: A Century of Iconic Images, (Harry N. Abrams) 
  11. Λ Quote in 1982, Vanity Fair: Portraits of an Age 1914-1936, (Thames and Hudson), p. xii 
  12. Λ R. Brandau (ed.), 1976, De Meyer, (New York: Knopf); Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, 1992, Of Passions and Tenderness: Portraits of Olga by Baron de Meyer, (Marina del Rey: Graystone Books); Anne Ehrenkranz et al., 1994, A Singular Elegance: The Photographs of Baron Adolph de Meyer, (San Francisco: Chronicle Books; New York: International Center of Photography) 
  13. Λ Edward Steichen, 1985, A Life In Photography, (New York: Bonanza Books); J. Steichen (ed.), 2000, Steichen’s Legacy: Photographs, 1895–1973, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf) 
  14. Λ W. A. Ewing, 1998, The Photographic Art of Hoyningen-Huene, (New York: Thames & Hudson) 
  15. Λ Gas Mask - Wikipedia
    (Accessed: 6 August 2013) 
  16. Λ Cindy Sherman & Peter Galassi, 2003, Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills, (New York: Musem of Modern Art)
    In 1995, The Museum of Modern Art (New York) purchased the series from the artist, preserving the work in its entirety.


HomeContents > Further research

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General reading 
Adams, Robert, 1981, Beauty in Photography, (Millerton, NY: Aperture) [Δ
Dalrymple, Priscilla Harris, 1991, American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs, (Dover Publications) [Δ
Harris, Kristina, 2002, Victorian Fashion in America: 264 Vintage Photographs, (Dover Publications) [Δ
Lansdell, Avril, 1985, Fashion ŕ la Carte 1860-1900, (London: Shire Publications) [Δ
Meinwald, Dan, 1990, ‘Memento Mori: Death in Nineteenth Century Photography‘, CMP Bulletin, California Museum of Photography, vol. 9, no. 4 [Δ
Setnik, Linda, 2012, Victorian Costume for Ladies 1860-1900, (Schiffer Publishing Ltd) isbn-10: 0764339729 isbn-13: 978-0764339721 [2nd edition] [Δ
Setnik, Linda, 2012, Victorian Fashions for Women and Children: Society's Impact on Dress, (Schiffer Publishing Ltd) isbn-10: 0764341642 isbn-13: 978-0764341649 [Δ
Severa, Joan L., 1997, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, (Kent State Univ Press) isbn-10: 0873385128 isbn-13: 978-0873385121 [Δ
Severa, Joan L., 2006, My Likeness Taken: Daguerreian Portraits In America, (Kent State Univ Press) isbn-10: 0873388372 isbn-13: 978-0873388375 [Δ
Taylor, Kerry, 2013, Vintage Fashion & Couture: From Poiret to McQueen, (Mitchell Beazley) isbn-10: 1845337956 isbn-13: 978-1845337957 [Δ
Vanity Fair, 1982, Vanity Fair: Portraits of an Age 1914-1936, (Thames and Hudson) [Δ
West, Larry J. & Abbott, Patricia A., 2005, Antique Photographic Jewelry: Tokens of Affection and Regard, (Larry J. West- Privately printed) isbn-10: 0977710777 [Δ
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
G. Agié 
Roger-Miles, L. & Agié, G., 1910, Les Createurs de la Mode, (Paris: Ch. Eggimann / Edition du Figaro) [175 numbered copies] [Δ
Amy Arbus 
Arbus, Amy, 2006, On the Street, (Welcome) [Δ
Richard Avedon 
Arbus, Doon & Avedon, Richard, 1999, The Sixties, (Random House) [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 1976, Portraits, (Farrar Straus & Giroux) [Also published by Noonday Press (1976)] [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 1978, Avedon Photographs: 1947-1977, (Farrar Straus & Giroux) [Essay by Harold Brodkey] [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 1993, An Autobiography, (New York: Random House) [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 1994, Evidence: 1944-1994, (Random House) [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 1998, Versace: The Naked and the Dressed, (Random House) [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 2001, Richard Avedon: Made in France, (Fraenkel Gallery) [Essay by Judith Thurman] [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 2002, Vice et versa: 20 ans de mode de Versace, (Plume) [Δ
Avedon, Richard, 2005, Women in the Mirror: 1945-2004, (Harry N. Abrams, Inc) [Δ
Cecil Beaton 
Pepper, Terence, 2004, Beaton: Portraits, (Yale University Press) isbn-10: 0300102895 isbn-13: 978-0300102895 [Δ
Ross, Josephine, 2012, Beaton in Vogue, (Thames & Hudson) isbn-10: 0500290245 isbn-13: 978-0500290248 [Δ
Vickers, Hugo, 2003, Beaton in the Sixties, (Weidenfeld & Nicolson) isbn-10: 0297645560 isbn-13: 978-0297645566 [Δ
Erwin Blumenfeld 
Ewing, William A., 1996, A Fetish For Beauty: Blumenfeld, (Thames & Hudson) isbn-10: 0500542023 isbn-13: 978-0500542026 [Δ
Ewing, William A. & Schinz, Marina, 1996, Blumenfeld: Photographs: A Passion for Beauty, (Harry N Abrams) isbn-10: 0810931451 isbn-13: 978-0810931459 [Δ
Alexey Brodovitch 
Purcell, K. W., 2002, Alexey Brodovitch, (New York: Phaidon Press) [Δ
Baron Adolph de Meyer 
Brandau, R. (ed.), 1976, De Meyer, (New York: Knopf) [Δ
Ehrenkranz, Anne et al., 1994, A Singular Elegance: The Photographs of Baron Adolph de Meyer, (San Francisco: Chronicle Books; New York: International Center of Photography) [Δ
Terence Donovan 
Donovan, Diana & Hillman, David (eds.), 2000, Terence Donovan: The Photographs, (London: Little Brown & Cc) [Δ
George Hoyningen-Huene 
Ewing, W. A., 1998, The Photographic Art of Hoyningen-Huene, (New York: Thames & Hudson) [Δ
Alfred Cheney Johnston 
Hudovernik, Robert, 2006, Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, (Universe) isbn-10: 0789313812 isbn-13: 978-0789313812 [Δ
Johnston, Alfred Cheney, 1987, September, Alfred Cheney Johnston: Women of talent and beauty 1917 to 1930, (Malvern, PA: Charles Isaacs Photographs) [Sales catalogue] [Δ
Johnston, Alfred Cheney, 1990, Alfred Cheney Johnston: Woman of Talent and Beauty, (Light Impressions) isbn-10: 999032672X isbn-13: 978-9990326727 [Δ
Martin Munkácsi 
Morgan, Susan, 1992, Martin Munkacsi, (New York: Aperture,) [Δ
White, Nancy & Esten, John, 1979, Style in Motion: Munkacsi Photographs ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.) [Δ
Herb Ritts 
Martineau, Paul, 2012, Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, (J. Paul Getty Museum) isbn-10: 1606061003 isbn-13: 978-1606061008 [With an essay by James Crump] [Δ
Bruce Weber 
Weber, Bruce, 1991, Calvin Klein Jeans Supplement [Δ
Weber, Bruce, 2003, A Letter to true: A Film Journal by Bruce Weber - Supplement to Vogue Italia, (Vogue Italia) [Δ
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - 
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ThumbnailAndrej Glusgold: An Evolving Retrospective 
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Released (August 12, 2007)
ThumbnailFashion 1930s 
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Released (June 25, 2011)
ThumbnailFashion 1940s 
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Released (June 25, 2011)
ThumbnailFashion 1950s 
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Released (June 25, 2011)
ThumbnailFashion 1960s 
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Released (June 25, 2011)
ThumbnailFashion: 19th Century - Dating - Children 
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Released (June 24, 2011)
ThumbnailFashion: 19th Century - Dating - Gentlemen 
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Released (June 24, 2011)
ThumbnailFashion: 19th Century - Dating - Ladies 
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Released (June 24, 2011)
ThumbnailFashion: 19th Century - Dating - Mixed 
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Released (June 24, 2011)
ThumbnailLillian Bassman 
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Released (October 17, 2007)
ThumbnailTalbot: Fashion Photography in Paris 1910-1920 
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Released (August 7, 2007)

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ThumbnailLisa Fonssagrives 
ThumbnailA. Denis & Cie.: Tintype in a carte de visite mount: A woman in mourning 
ThumbnailAlbert Renger-Patzsch: Schubert & Salzer - Textile machinery - Ingolstadt 
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ThumbnailErwin Blumenfeld: Lisa Fonssagrives on the Eiffel Tower (1939) 
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ThumbnailFelix-Paris: Parisian couture (ca. 1900-1920) 
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ThumbnailFrances McLaughlin-Gill: Fashion 
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ThumbnailG. Agié: Les Createurs de la Mode (1910) 
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ThumbnailG. Agié: Parisian couture (ca. 1900-1920) 
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ThumbnailHenri Manuel: Couture hats (ca. 1910) 
ThumbnailHenry Fox Talbot: Textiles 
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ThumbnailHorst: Round the Clock 
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ThumbnailHorst: The Mainbocher Corset 
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ThumbnailIrving Penn: Fashion 
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ThumbnailIrving Penn: Gianni Versace collections 
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ThumbnailMartin Munkácsi: Lucille Brokaw 
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ThumbnailMelanie Pullen: High Fashion Crime Scenes 
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ThumbnailMelvin Sokolsky: The bubble series (1963) 
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ThumbnailRichard Avedon: Gianni Versace collections 
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ThumbnailWilliam Klein: Models smoking 
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ThumbnailEdward Steichen - Erwin Blumenfeld 
ThumbnailDocumentary: Death: Mourning clothing 
ThumbnailFashion: 19th century - Dating - Children 
ThumbnailFashion: 19th century - Dating - Gentlemen 
ThumbnailFashion: 19th century - Dating - Ladies 
ThumbnailFashion: 19th century Illustrations 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Eyewear (spectacles, glasses and sunglasses) 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Fans 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Gas masks 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Headwear 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Jewellery 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Mannequins - Dress forms 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Masks 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Umbrellas and parasols 
ThumbnailFashion: Accessories: Veils 
ThumbnailFashion: Bound feet 
ThumbnailFashion: Clothing displays 
ThumbnailFashion: Costume: Body stockings 
ThumbnailFashion: Costume: Dressing in foreign clothing 
ThumbnailFashion: Costume: Pierrot and Pierrette 
ThumbnailFashion: Fashion magazines: Early fashion magazines 
ThumbnailFashion: Fashion magazines: Harper`s Bazaar 
ThumbnailFashion: Fashion magazines: Vogue 
ThumbnailFashion: Houses: Coco Chanel 
ThumbnailFashion: Houses: Dior 
ThumbnailFashion: Models: Jean Shrimpton 
ThumbnailFashion: Models: Jeannie Patchett 
ThumbnailFashion: Models: Twiggy 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1840s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1850s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1860s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1890s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1900s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1910s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1920s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1930s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1940s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1950s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1960s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1970s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1980s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 1990s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 2000s 
ThumbnailFashion: Period: 2010s 
ThumbnailFashion: Photo-jewelry: Bracelets 
ThumbnailFashion: Photo-jewelry: Brooches 
ThumbnailFashion: Photo-jewelry: Lockets 
ThumbnailFashion: Photo-jewelry: Pendants 
ThumbnailFashion: Photo-jewelry: Political 
ThumbnailFashion: Photo-jewelry: Rings 
ThumbnailFashion: Photo-jewelry: Stick pins 
ThumbnailCyanotypes: Themes: Textiles 
   Still thinking about these... 
ThumbnailGianni Versace collections 
ThumbnailParisian couture (ca. 1900-1920) 
ThumbnailTextiles and lace 
ThumbnailThe clothing of colonialism 
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