September 8, 2018

36 Gorgeous Photos of Celebrities Taken by Shahrokh Hatami in the 1960s

Born 1928 in Tehran, famed Iranian photographer Shahrokh Hatami began a career as journalist for an Iranian newspaper, Hatami's roving lens captured a variety of events as he let his camera tell the story from 1950. Over seven decades, he captured a dizzying array of stories, providing notably for Life magazine the visual backdrop for the overthrow of Iran's  first democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq (1882-1967) in a 1953 coup orchestrated by the US and the UK.

A quarter century later he would be snapping dramatic images of the Islamic Revolution and covered front-page events from the 1979 Islamic Revolution to English rock band Beatles in their early day. He was on the plane that flew the Leader of the Revolution Ayatollah Khomeini (1902-1989) back to Iran in February 1979.

But Hatami did not want any publicity for himself and was known by his inner circle to be a discreet and modest man. He died from pulmonary insufficiency in 2017 in Auxi-le-Chateau, northern France, aged 89.

These gorgeous photos that Hatami took celebrities are among his work from the 1960s.

Three models in Chanel dresses (Tamara Nyman, right), photo by Sharok Hatami, Paris, 1960

Anouk Aimee chez Chanel, photo by Sharok Hatami, circa 1960

Catherine Deneuve, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, circa 1960s

Cyd Charisse trying on ensemble at chez Chanel, photo by Sharok Hatami, circa 1960s

Mademoiselle Chanel, Rue Cambon, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, circa 1960

 Model wearing Chanel coat and dress on the Rue Cambon, photo by Sharok Hatami, Paris, 1960

 Model wearing Chanel suit and bag, photo by Sharok Hatami, Paris, circa 1960

Models (Tamara Nyman left) modeling Chanel evening clothes in her salon, photo by Sharok Hatami, Paris, circa 1960

Models in Chanel evening dresses (Tamara Nyman right), photo by Sharok Hatami, Paris, 1960

Models in Chanel evening dresses, photographed in Jardins du Luxembourg by Sharok Hatami, circa 1960s

Victoire, the girl with the Left Bank look who first modelled for Dior and then became Yves Saint Laurent's favorite model, photo by Hatami, 1960

Model in Chanel evening gown, photo by Sharok Hatami, circa 1960

Coco Chanel adjusting suit on model Tamara Nyman, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, December 1962

Sophia Loren, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, France, 1962

Chanel photographed by Hatami during a fitting of her collection for the Spring-Summer of 1963, at her Maison in Paris

15-year old model Christine Eustratiades shows off the new young look of Castillo's ruffled velvet suit, photo by Hatami, 1964

15-year old model Christine in Castillo's lovely off-shoulder white silk-organdy ball gown fit for a princess, photo by Hatami, 1964

 Brigitte Bardot, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, 1965

 Catherine Deneuve in Chanel, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, circa 1965

Chanel's evening pajamas in pale silk jacquard worn with slingback heels and signature chains, photo by Hatami, Vogue, 1965

Chanel's jersey two-piece with short bolero jacket and crisp white linen detachable collar and cuffs, photo by Hatami, Vogue, 1965

 Julie Christie in a suede dress by Mitzou, photo by Hatami, May 1965

 Julie Christie in a suede dress by Mitzou, photo by Hatami, May 1965

Mademoiselle with Romy Schneider at her salon on the Rue Cambon, photo by Hatami, Paris, 1965

Model all in Chanel (of her haute couture collection for the Spring-Summer of 1965) and photographed by Hatami for the French fashion magazine 'Le Jardin des Modes', 1965

Romy Schneider at chez Chanel, photo by Hatami, 1965

Romy Schneider at fashion show of Chanel, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, Paris, 1965

Ruffled dress and coat by Elio Berhanyer, photo by Sharok Hatami, 1965

Fuschia, raspberry & black tweed suit by Chanel, photo by Hatami for Vogue, 1966

Princess Ira von Furstenberg, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, 1966

 Sharon Tate, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, circa 1967

Sharon Tate, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, circa 1967

Sharon Tate, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, circa 1967

Sharon Tate, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, circa 1967

Ursula Andress, photo by Shahrokh Hatami, 1967

Faye Dunaway during filming of 'The Thomas Crown Affair', photo by Shahrokh Hatami, 1968





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