We absolutely love the rich history of the fashion industry here at TWC. The people we see on TV, on the red carpet and even on pages of our favourite magazine also help to cultivate that history and culture, but those icons also help to create some of the most iconic fashion photographs in history, and here are some of our favourite ones and the history behind them.
Some of these photographs are not only stunning, but they are also strong empowering messages for a lot of women around the world, and who wouldn’t want to own one of them in their homes? We’ve got some great news for you because the Lyons Gallery, located in the heart of Paddington, is the ultimate destination for lovers of contemporary pop culture. The gallery’s walls are lined with some of the industry’s most iconic photographs, making it a massive challenge to not end up purchasing a picture for your homes.
Audrey Hepburn for Givenchy
This iconic image of Audrey Hepburn is without a doubt one of the most known photos in the history of fashion. The actress had a strong collaboration with Givenchy and this little black dress is the one we know very well, and love, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s created for Holly Golightly’s character. This dress (and movie) is a Hollywood staple and a must-have for every woman’s closet.
Anna Nicole Smith for Guess
After appearing on the cover of Playboy in 1992, the blonde bombshell signed on as a spokesmodel for Guess Jeans. Although she isn’t technically wearing any jeans on this ad, her earnings reportedly helped her to have a full time nanny for her kids, and have a 4 bedroom home in Houston. Thanks to this collaboration, Anna Nicole Smith also became one of the most famous “Guess girls”.
Gisele for Bazaar
One of the most famous fashion photographers of the 90s, Patrick Demarchelier, has shot endless editorial and commercial images for some of the most famous fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. He was also once the official photographer for the British Royal Family, and one of his most famous black and white photographs has got to be this beautiful nude for Bazaar in 1999 of Brazilian supermodel. Following the issue’s publication, the model began popping up on magazines around the world, and became one of the highest paid models in history.
Feeling inspired by those beautiful shots? Here’s this weeks must-own selection
Featured images via Vogue Australia
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