The passing of Iconic Model Dorian Leigh.


(Dorian Leigh in Piguet evening dress, Paris, August 1949. Photograph Richard Avedon. Courtesy The Richard Avedon Foundation. Copyright © 1956 The Richard Aveden Foundation.)

For more on this model made famous by her work with Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Irving Penn, see theses news articles:

Her Autobiography, The Girl Who had Everything (Doubleday, 1980) is available here: AbeBooks.

She was a beautiful woman, a contemporary of Dovima (of Elephants fame for Richard Avedon), and a pioneer in her field.

Dorian Leigh in a Formal Gown by Simonetta Visconti (1952) from Corbis


Dorian Leigh in Formal Evening Wear by Piguet (1952) from Corbis


Dorian Leigh and Maurice Tillet, c. 1945 (By Irving Penn) from Steven Kasher Gallery


Until Next Time,


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