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Vanity Fair Lingerie - The Award Winning Campaign

Vanity Fair Sheer Gown Icon, New York, ca.1950. One of Mark Shaw’s favorite photographs, this Vanity Fair slip was photographed by Mark Shaw for an award winning ad campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.
VF Pleated Capelet Seated Back. This image was part of a Vanity Fair award winning advertising campaign photographed by Mark Shaw over the course of ten years. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.
Vanity Fair lingerie photographed by Mark Shaw for an award winning ad campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10”black and white negative.
Vanity Fair Pleated Reclining Half Circle. Vanity Fair lingerie photographed by Mark Shaw for an award winning campaign over the course of ten years. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.
VF Butterfly Robe Front. This image was part of an award winning advertising campaign for Vanity Fair lingerie photographed by Mark Shaw over the course of ten years. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.
VF Pleated Floral Bodice, New York, ca. 1950. Vanity Fair lingerie photographed by Mark Shaw for an award winning ad campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.
Vanity Fair Nude Front. One of Mark Shaw's most sold images. The Vanity Fair lingerie was photographed for an award winning campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.
VF Nude Back. A very popular Mark Shaw image photographed for an award winning Vanity Fair advertising campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.
Vanity Fair Nude Side. This Mark Shaw image was part of an award winning Vanity Fair lingerie advertising campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” black and white negative.

Backstage at the Paris Couture

Backstage Balmain Dressing with Sunglasses. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Backstage Balmain Blue Train. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Backstage Balmain Black Top White Skirt. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Balenciaga Orange Coat Front. Wearing a Balenciaga Orange Coat, a model poses for buyers from I Magnin. Shot in 1953 and published in the September 6, 1954 issue of LIFE. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Backstage White Gown with Pearls. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Backstage Red Gown with Rubies. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Backstage Mirror Girls in Black and White. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Backstage Two Bare Backs. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Backstage Balmain Getting Zipped. Backstage at the 1954 Pierre Balmain Couture show. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.

Socialites and Notable Homes

Designers’ Homes Nico with Dachshunds. Nico, (born Christa Paffgen) was a popular fashion model and later lead singer of the The Velvet Underground. She was photographed in 1960 for LIFE along with her two dachshunds in the apartment of Parisian interior designer Henry Samuel. Even though the dachshund is technically from the hound family, they are closer in temperament to the terriers, so no one should be fooled by their over cute appearance! Dachshunds can be strong and feisty one minute and happy to take a big nap the next. Dachshunds, given their size and temperament, make perfect house and apartment dogs.This image is also part of the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive’s fine art gallery collection. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Socialite Lee Radziwill, Red Gown in Red Room. Photographed by Mark Shaw in the 1960's, socialite Lee Radziwill, younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy is considered a great style icon. McCall's November 1962 issue quotes Radziwill as saying "A tall person might choose this slender red crepe by Castillo at Lanvin. It is enveloped by one large panel, knotted together at the strapless top." Radziwill continues to be frequently photographed even today. Radziwill's former palatial homes in England were decorated by the late Renzo Mongiardino. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Ghislaine Lounges in Elsa Schiaparelli's Home, Front. Mark Shaw photographed Elsa Schiaparelli's best-known model, Ghislaine de Bosisson in an ankle-length dress lounging on an elongated causeuse in Schiaparelli's home near the Champs Elysees for LIFE's Nov. 1953 article "Dress and Decor from Paris Designers." The floor covering is a Bassarabian carpet from a Russian Church. The source for this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” color transparency.
Sophie Malgat wears Dior in Dior’s Passy Home, 1953. Sophie Malgat in Gray Chiffon Dior in Dior’s Paris Home. Outtake from a shoot for Life Nov. 9, 1953 issue. Mark Shaw’s camera captured this Dior clad model in the sunroom of Dior’s home in Passy. The house was originally built in the early 1900’s for an actress of the Comedie Francaise. The source for this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” color transparency.
Designers' Homes Bucket Hat. Model Monique Chevalier in a Dior creation, photographed for 1960 issue of Life in the 17th century home of Suzanne Luling, Directrice of Dior. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Lee Radziwill in Lanvin Castillo White Satin with Gold Chest, McCall's, 1962. Photographed by Mark Shaw in the 1960's, socialite Lee Radziwill, younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy is considered a great style icon. In McCall's November 1962 issue Radziwill wrote "Another lovely Castillo dress is this one of white silk. It is strapless, and has a jacket of tulle, embroidered with amethyst-colored stones." Radziwill continues to be frequently photographed even today. Radziwill's former palatial homes in England were decorated by the late Renzo Mongiardino. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Jacqueline de Ribes in Peach Dior Gown. In 1959 Mark Shaw photographed the Vicomtesse Jacquline de Ribes wearing her latest Dior gown in the Paris living room of her father-in-law’s house. The ankle length satin gown is shown with a matching stole. A variation of this image appeared in the March 2, 1959 Life article; “Gala Evening Garb for Elegant Continentals.” The source for this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” color transparency.
Jane in Blue Fath on Daybed. Photographed in 1953 at the French country estate, Corbeville, Jane Sprague models a ball gown by Fath. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Designers' Homes Two Girls in Pink and Black. Two models wearing Dior couture gowns in a grand Parisian residence; an outtake from a story photographed for LIFE in 1958. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Teal princess line Dior Dress. Outtake from a 1960 photo shoot for Life Magazine, this image was photographed in a grand Parisian residence. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Designer’s Homes Smoking Black Dress, Dior, Paris, 1960. Gitta Schilling in a Dior gown photographed for LIFE in 1960. The ornate interior is the 17th century home of Suzanne Luling, then directrice of Dior. The source for this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” color transparency.
Designers' Homes Pink Satin, 1960. Christa Vogel wearing a Dior satin dress, photographed for 1960 issue of Life Magazine. The setting is a house owned by Suzanne Luling, Directrice of Dior, Paris. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Dior, Lee Radziwill, Red Dress at Desk, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.

European Bathing Beauties

Orange Scarf on Beach at Trouville, 1957. A model on the beach at Trouville near Deauville, photographed by Mark Shaw for LIFE for the January 14, 1957 issue. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Beach White Chair. A classic 1950s beach image photographed by Mark Shaw for Mademoiselle. The source for this image was a 4” x 5” vintage color transparency.
Christine visits the Boucherie in St. Tropez 1961. Photographed by Mark Shaw for the Jan. 13, 1961 issue of LIFE, model Christine Mayer wears an embroidered bikini while visiting a Boucherie in St. Tropez . The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Christine Mayer St. Tropez Bikini Black Hat. Photographed for the January 1961 issue of LIFE, Christine Mayer poses on the jetty overlooking St. Tropez harbor wearing the year's biggest Riviera hit, an embroidered organdy bikini designed by Andejo of Nice.The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
St. Tropez Model in Shorts with Admirer. Photographed by Mark Shaw for the article “The St. Tropez Way for the U.S.A.” from the Jan 13, 1961 issue of Life, model “Irene” is wearing shorts by Angelo. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Elsa Martinelli in Black Romper at Portofino, 1954. Actress and Socialite Elsa Martinelli, a favorite model of Mark Shaw's, was photographed for the LIFE January 1955 article "Promise at Portofino". The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Givenchy Clad Model is Sketched at Trouville. Photographed by Mark Shaw for the Jan. 14, 1957 issue of Life, this model is captured wearing resort fashion designed by Hubert de Givenchy in Trouville, France. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
One Shouldered Maillot in St. Tropez Beach Cabana 1961. Photographed by Mark Shaw for the Jan. 13, 1961 issue of LIFE, Irene poses in a one shouldered maillot. The Japanese style beach cabana was located at St. Tropez's fashionable Epi Club. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.

On Location in Paris

Henrietta Tiarks Among the Trees, Crahay for Ricci, Paris, 1959. Henrietta Tiarks, the Dutchess of Bedford, models a green suit by Jules Francois Crahay of Nina Ricci. The location is the Palais Royale in Paris. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Courtyard Givenchy Rust Cape. Givenchy dress and cape. Photographed in a Paris courtyard for the September 1955 issue of LIFE magazine. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Courtyard Dior Gray Chiffon. Dorothy Tristan in Dior's Soiree Etoilee smash hit gray chiffon evening dress. Photographed in a Paris courtyard for the September 1955 issue of Life. The source for this image was a 4” x 5” vintage color transparency.
Courtyard Desses Yellow Chiffon. "High waisted and short- skirted, this chiffon dress by Desses is in the closely molded directoire style with streamers falling from the bosom..." Photographed in Paris for Life in 1955, the model is in front of a 200 year old house in the Passage du Commerce-Saint-Andre. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Balenciaga Red and White Satin with Black Cat. Deemed the "Prettiest dress in Paris" Balenciaga's untrimmed Faille and Satin gown is admired by a wandering feline. The Paris house dates from the period of Louis XIII. A version of this photograph appeared in the September 5, 1955 issue of LIFE. The source for this image was a vintage 4” x 5” color transparency.
Courtyard Chanel Red Velvet Dinner Dress, Cour de Rohan, 1955. A velvet dinner dress by Chanel, is photographed in the vine hung Paris courtyard, Cour de Rohan, in 1955. The source for this image was a 4” x 5” vintage color transparency.
Fabiani Bag Dress Outside Harry's Bar, Paris, 1957. A model wearing a Fabiani "Bag" dress is photographed outside Harry's Bar in Paris. Photographed in 1957 by Mark Shaw in Paris for LIFE magazine's September article "A Bright Young Look in Paris". The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.

Dior Delights

Dior Gown with Fur Hat, Paris, 1954. One of Mark Shaw’s favorite photographs, this Christian Dior gown was published in 1954 in LIFE. The source for this image was a vintage black and white print.
Mod Girls, Three Hoods. Hoods by Christian Dior Photographed for September 1961 issue of LIFE. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Dior, St. Laurent's Mask with Lola Dress, 1958. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm black and white negative.
Dior, Mauvette in Lace with Buyer, 1953. The source of this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” black and white negative.
Dior, Three Models in Doorway, 1956, (1953 in Dior Glamour) Published in the September 3, 1956 issue of LIFE, these Dior mannequins encased in muslin shrouds were photographed by Mark Shaw as they were leaving the Dior salon for a photo shoot. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm black and white negative.
Salon Dior Man Agog Red Gown. According to LIFE this portrays “A whimsical moment…” at the Christian Dior couture show in Paris in 1954. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Christian Dior and Assistant Adjust Victoire. Outtake from a photo shoot for the Sept. 6, 1954 issue of Life, Mark Shaw’s camera captures a moment of adjustment at the Dior Salon. The source for this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” color transparency.
Dior, The First Thirteen Diors, 1953 The source of this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” black and white negative.
Dior, Renee in Gazette du Bon Ton, 1954. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm black and white negative.
Grey Dior Outside Paris Louvre Metro, 1957. This image of a model wearing a gray Dior suit outside the Louvre Metro station was photographed by Mark Shaw in Paris in 1957 for LIFE magazine's September article "A Bright Young Look in Paris". The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Dior, Conspiration Suit, 1954. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm black and white negative.
Dior, Kouka Wears Hymenee, 1961. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm black and white negative.
Salon Dior Cream Velvet Fur Stole. Photographed in 1954 for LIFE by Mark Shaw in the Dior Salon, buyers and other important guests view a model wearing a cream velvet tea length gown with fur stole. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.

Inside and Outside the Studio

Mod Girl in Pink Marabou Hat. This image is an outtake from a story on new Paris fashion photographed for LIFE magazine in 1958. Model Sandy Brown in a pink marabou Yves St. Laurent for Dior hat. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Mod Party on Cruise. A hip party scene photographed by Mark Shaw for a 1962 US Lines Cruise ship advertising campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Beach Hat Models in Red Jaguar. Photographed by Mark Shaw for LIFE's June 1959 article "Bedecked Beach Hats hit the City" this image shows five models sporting an array of amusingly decorated beach hats. The convertible parked on a New York side street is a Jaguar XK150DHC, 1957-61, the last of the solid rear axle sportsters. The source for this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” color transparency.
1920's Backdrop Three Minidresses Seated. In a 1961 fashion shoot for LIFE, 1920’s style fashions are photographed in front of a backdrop showing a scene from a silent movie. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Mod Girls in Sequined Dresses at Night, Paris, 1961. Photographed by Mark Shaw in Paris for Life's Fall 1961 issue, this image shows models wearing beaded dresses from Ferreras, Matta, Dior ( 2 dresses long and short) and Desses. The source for this image was a vintage 2.25” x 2.25” color transparency.
Close Up Nico with Flower and Mirror. Nico, (born Christa Paffgen) was a popular fashion model and later lead singer of the The Velvet Underground. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Three Models in McCardell, Austria, 1956. Photographed for LIFE August 1956, models wearing Claire McCardell creations pose in an alpine valley near the village of Lofer, Austria. The backdrop of church steeples shows the influence of Byzantine architecture. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Corvette at Gas Station at Night. A circa 1960s Corvette was photographed for an advertising campaign. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” color transparency.
Ferreras Corset. An award winning corset design by Miguel Ferreras photographed by Mark Shaw for LIFE in 1961. The source of this image was a 2.25” x 2.25” vintage color transparency.
Chicken Ballerina by Maidenform. Avant-garde chicken inspired tutu and brassiere modeled by an unidentified ballerina. The source for this image was a vintage 8” x 10” color transparency.

Tiger Morse

Tiger Morse in Orange on Phone 10, New York, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Tiger Morse in Blue on Elephant, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Tiger Morse in White on Boat, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Tiger Morse in White with Native, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Tiger Morse in Orange, Antiques 01, New York, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Tiger Morse in Leopard Print, Bamboo, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Tiger Morse in Yellow Suit, Street 01, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
Tiger Morse in Zebra Jacket, Feather Headdress 01, 1962. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm color transparency.
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