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February 10, 2024

Glamorous Photos of Sara Thom in the Late 1950s and 1960s

Arkansas born Sara Thom had a classical beauty that stood out; no other model looked like her. Her perfect, elegant face appeared in many ads for cosmetics, jewelry and furs. She also appeared on many magazine covers, most notably Vogue.

Before her modeling career began, Sara attended the University of Arkansas, where she graduated cum laude and with a Phi Beta Kappa key. In March, 1961, she was the first adult to make a solo appearance on the cover of Good Housekeeping in 44 years.

Her career lasted about a decade, she started in the late fifties and retired in the mid-sixties. She and her family now live in Manhattan. Take a look at these glamorous photos to see portraits of Sara Thom in the late 1950s and 1960s.

Sara Thom in a leopard hat, posing before a slide of a blue 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V, 1959

Sara Thom in cardigan suit of navy denim, jacket lined in same red and white striped cotton jersey as the top, by Sportwhirl, photo by Irving Penn, Vogue, April 15, 1959

Sara Thom in hat of pale orange feathers to look like silk by Adolfo of Emme, worn with tweed coat and a Verdura brooch, photo by Henry Clarke, Vogue, 1959

Sara Thom in Hockanum red wool crêpe dress and jacket with leopard collar, red pillbox by Emme, photo by John Rawlings, Cadillac 1960 convertible, Vogue, November 15, 1959

Sara Thom in lovely blue silk organdie dress by Harvey Berin, green beads necklace by Nettie Rosenstein, photo by Irving Penn, Vogue, March 1, 1959

Sara Thom in Max Factor Hypnotique fragrance ad, 1959

Sara Thom in navy cotton middy and brown batik print shorts, both by Polly Hornburg, cocoa brown beach hat by Gobbi, photo by William Bell, Vogue, December 1, 1959

Sara Thom, Monet jewelry, 1959

Sara Thom in a Dacron swirling print fabric called "Pussy Willow" by Rosewood, dress and jacket by Mardi Gras, Harper's Bazaar, July 1960

Sara Thom in glittery silver dress with deep décolleté and wide band of mink above the hem by (Jules Crahay) Nina Ricci, photo by Penn, Vogue, November 15, 1960

Sara Thom in long printed nightgown with thin shoulder straps and bit of gathering high on the waist of nylon tricot by Munsingwear, photo by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, September 15, 1960

Sara Thom, detail of Revlon cosmetics ad, Harper's Bazaar, April 1960

Sara Thom in lovely dress of open-work stripes in a light soft, Dacron and cotton voile by Kay-Selig, Harper's Bazaar, May 1961

Sara Thom in pretty pale blue crêpe dress by Jane Derby, hairstyle by Coiffure Americana, photo by Bert Stern, Vogue, May 1961

Sara Thom, John Robert Powers beauty cream ad, dress by Bernard Newman for Bergdorf Goodman, Vogue, February 15, 1961

Sara Thom, Nail Satin nailpolish by Max Factor ad, Vogue, May 1961

Sara Thom bathtub, photo by Jerry Schatzberg, New York City, 1962

Sara Thom for Roux hair products ad, Vogue, October 1962

Sara Thom in cocktail costume of a slightly bared round-hipped dress under its own sweeping coat by Sandra Sage, Vogue, September 15, 1962

Sara Thom, Blue Grass perfume by Elizabeth Arden, Harper's Bazaar, June 1962

Sara Thom, photo by Jerry Schatzberg for Clairol ad campaign, New York City, 1962

Sara Thom in lovely batiste gown and peignor in Dacron by Lorraine, Vogue, November 15, 1964

Sara Thom, Germaine Monteil make-up ad, Vogue, May 1, 1964

Sara Thom, Avon Cosmetics ad, Vogue, April 1, 1965


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