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October 31, 2014

Stunning Fashion Photography by Edward Steichen From the 1920s and 1930s

As chief photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, Edward Steichen profoundly shaped the look of celebrity and fashion photography in the 1920s and 1930s.

He immortalized leading writers, artists, actors, dancers and politicians in striking portraits. Fashion photography was revolutionized when he began depicting the creations of all the great designers of the age.

Carlotta Monterey, wearing a diamond head bandeau by Cartier, 1924

English stage actress Mary Taylor, 1933

Princess Nathalie Paley wearing sandals by Shoecraft, 1934

Chanel cocktail dress, Vogue May 1926

Two models on the deck of the cruise ship liner Lurline, 1934

Actress Helen Hayes, 1931

Actress-dancer Leonora Hughes in 1923 portrait, wearing dark cloche with brim jutting out on one side, pearls, and fur over shoulder.

Marlene Dietrich, 1932

Dolores Del Rio, 1929

Joan Bennett, 1928

Lee Miller, wearing Chanel with a Caroline Reboux hat, 1928

Beach wear, 1925

Lee Miller, 1928

Loretta Young, 1932

Louise Brooks, 1928

Model and photographer, Marion Morehouse is wearing black sequined dress by Chanel, Vogue 1926

Marlene Dietrich, Hollywood 1931

Dorothy Smart is wearing a black velvet hat by Madame Agn├Ęs, 1926

Vogue 1934

Model at left in a wool suit by Edward Molyneux; the one at right in a two-piece dress by Drecoll, 1926

Three Model 1926. Photograph by Edward Steichen for Vogue. From left to right: Alden Gay wearing a black and white chiffon dress by Madame Frances and a wide-brimmed hat; Marion Morehouse, wearing a light-colored chiffon dress by Jay-Thorpe, with a wide-brimmed hat; Miss Collier, holding a parasol, and wearing a printed chiffon and lace dress with a Tuscan straw hat.

Gertrude Lawrence, 1928

Katharine Hepburn, 1933

1932

American singer, dancer and actress Jane Powell standing in front of a Cadillac 370-D Fleetwood, 1935

Actress Mary Heberden, 1935

American modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, 1931

Vogue 1933

Actress Helen Hayes

Joan Crawford wearing Elsa Schiaparelli, Vogue October 1932

American actress Helen Menken, 1926

British actress Merle Oberon, Vogue 1935

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