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January 20, 2023

30 Glamorous Photos of Georgia Hamilton From the Late 1940s and 1950s

Born 1925 in California, American fashion model Georgia Hamilton was one of the original Ford models and her face graced many magazine covers, including Life and Harper’s Bazaar among others.

Georgia Hamilton in the late 1940s and ’50s

Hamilton was married twice, first to photographer Stephen Elliott and later to music publisher Marvin Cane. She moved to the East End in 1981 and built her first house in Sagaponack. Since then she built more than 10 houses in Bridgehampton, Southampton and Wainscott.

Hamilton died in 1995 at the age of 70. She is survived by three sons, Stephen, David and Edward Elliott andone daughter, Anne Elliott. Take a look at these glamorous photos to see portraits of young Georgia Hamilton as a model in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Georgia Hamilton in short-sleeved broadcloth dress in deep purple and lavender by unidentified designer, photo by Clifford Coffin, Vogue, 1949

Georgia Hamilton in silk taffeta dress holding yards of silk by Ducharne and C.M. Gourdon, photo by Herbert Matter, Vogue 1949

Georgia Hamilton poses in a plum-colored coat designed by Pauline Trigere, jaguar hat skull cap by Mr. John, jaguar muff by Aaron Reiss, jewelry by Schlumberger, photo by Genevieve Naylor, 1949

Georgia Hamilton poses in a plum-colored coat designed by Pauline Trigere, jaguar hat skull cap by Mr. John, jaguar muff by Aaron Reiss, jewelry by Schlumberger, photo by Genevieve Naylor, Harper's Bazaar UK, December 1949

Georgia Hamilton wearing light grey dress with wide round collar, full skirt, and orange hat and gloves, 1949

Georgia Hamilton wears a red wool suit by Harry Frechtel, 1949

Georgia Hamilton in Van Raalte advertisement, 1950

Georgia Hamilton in Botany's black broadcloth double-breasted coat with red satin lining by Handmacher, John Frederics hat, Kodachrome by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, September 1951

Georgia Hamilton in heavy ribbed wool jacket worn with gray flannel skirt, gold pine cone earrings by Black, Starr & Gorham, Ektachrome by Lillian Bassman, Harper's Bazaar, September 1951

Georgia Hamilton in coat by Willi and hat by Hattie Carnegie, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, September 1952

Georgia Hamilton in Crompton velvet shirtdress by Herbert Sondheim, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, October 1952

Georgia Hamilton in demure polka-dot shirtdress from Henry Rosenfeld, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, 1952

Georgia Hamilton in dress by Joset Walker, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe at Casa Gonzalez, Antigua, Guatemala, Harper's Bazaar, June 1952

Georgia Hamilton in dress of white and pink striped silk by Mollie Parnis, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, April 1952

Georgia Hamilton in suit by Brigance and hat by Hattie Carnegie, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, September 1952

Georgia Hamilton in white halter top and shorts, colorful cummerbund by Midtown, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, June 1952

Georgia Hamilton in white worsted suit with pleated skirt by Paul Parnes, leather bucket bag by Josef, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, December 1952

Georgia Hamilton wearing a white matelassé cotton with puffed cupid sleeves below the dropped shoulder, a black bowtie, jet buttons and a patent belt, by Caroline Schnurer, photo by Ted Croner, Glamour, 1952

Georgia Hamilton in Celanese acetate surah dress by Brigance for Sportsmaker, Vogue, January 1953

Georgia Hamilton in red damask evening dress by Richard Cole for Carolyn Modes, crystal drop earrings by Mosell, photo by Lillian Bassman, Harper's Bazaar, August 1953

Georgia Hamilton is wearing a jacket of zebra pattern printed in calfskin by Balenciaga, photo by Richard Avedon, Harper's Bazaar, December 1953

Georgia Hamilton is wearing black sheath with white down fichu held with pink rose by Balenciaga, Harper's Bazaar, December 1953

Georgia Hamilton, The Orange Eater, 1953

Georgia Hamilton in sparkling red knit shawl, photo by Milton Greene, Good Housekeeping, May 1954

Georgia Hamilton, Monet jewelry advertisement, 1954

Georgia Hamilton in amber tweed suit with jacket that can be a coat, with pale-amber crêpe blouse, by Handmacher, beret by Emme, Gucci umbrella, Koret bag, photo by Karen Radkai, Vogue, September 1, 1955

Georgia Hamilton in Ceruléen EMBA mink coat by Maurice Kotler, jewelry by Cartier, photo by Virginia Thoren, 1955

Georgia Hamilton sitting on arm of sofa wearing chamois yellow suit by Faye Wagner with felt helmet by Miss Ruth, linen-textured bag by Greta, photo by Leombruno-Bodi, 1955

Georgia Hamilton wearing a yellow cotton shirtdress, 1955

Georgia Hamilton in pure silk sleeveless sweater worn with its matching cardigan tied around the shoulder by Braemar, linen shorts by Leon Levin, photo by Lillian Bassman, Harper's Bazaar, May 1957




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