Back in time

Did you know that in the beginnings of fashion photography the designers feared it as it could lead to stealing their ideas? Plus it was always connected with celebrity photography as most popular models were nobles, actors, singers or any other artistic souls, as one had to be something more than good looking to influence other people's taste. Fashion wasn't universal - fashion was for rich and so was fashion photography.

The picture was taken by the first fashion photographer in history (or at least one of them) - Adolf de Meyer. Actually, he could be a celebrity himself as he got married to a bisexual goddaughter of Edward VII, while having affairs with men. He worked for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar almost up to the World War II. The picture below comes from the beginning of his career - 1918. The person shown is Rose Dolores, a Broadway actress.

Stolen from here. You can find more here.


i-D March 2009

Sorry for the delay in posting and not moderating the comments. I have just finished my exams session. What a relief now I feel...

Sooo... Below you can find 12 new i-D covers for March 2009 featuring best known British models (taken by Solve Sundsbo):

Naomi Campbell, Daisy Lowe, Stella Tennant, Twiggy;
Yasmin Le Bon, Susie Bick, Alice Dellal, Agyness Deyn;
Lily Donaldson, Jourdan Dunn, Eliza Cummings, Kate Moss.

And there's more - really interesting editorials inside with not only the models from the covers, but also with f.ex. Alek Wek, Lily Cole or Cecilia Chancellor. Funny thing - I haven't seen people at fashionspot so divided on an issue since long time. Everyone has different types. Mine is Susie (isn't she more of an actor than a model?), I really don't like Daisy - what about you?

The pictures by tarsha.