Photographer Lillian Bassman
Bassman was a magazine art director and fashion photographer who achieved renown in the 1940s and ’50s with high-contrast, dreamy portraits of sylphlike models. She was ranked among photography legends like Richard Avedon and Irving Penn because of her ability to blend commercial and artistic techniques.
- In This Year of Lace, Dovima, dress by Jane Derby, The Plaza Hotel, New York, 1951
- Night bloom. Anneliese Seubert, Paris, New York Times magazine (Ball gown by Givenchy by John Galliano), 1996
- More Fashion Mileage per Dress, Barbara Vaughn. Dress: Ficol. New York, 1956.
- Mary Jane Russell, Le Pavillon, New York Harper’s Bazaar, 1959
- Across the restaurant, Barbara Mullen. Dress: Jacques Fath., Harper’s Bazaar, April, 1949
“I am completely tied up with softness, fragility, and the problems of a feminine world.” – Lillian Bassman
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