The passing of Iconic Model Dorian Leigh.

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(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

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

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

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Until Next Time,

Heather

www.fashionhistorian.net

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