In this series on the supermodel. I will sum up the texts I have to read for my Supermodel class at Parsons. I do this in order to keep a better memory of what I learned and share my new knowledge with you. I hope you enjoy!
- In 1850 Charles Frederick Worth choses Marie Vernet to present his designs to the fashionable Parisians.She is considered the first professional fashion model by many.
- In 1913 Baron Adolphe de Meyer becomes Vogue’s chief fashion Photographer
- One of his male models, John Robert Powers, establishes the first modeling agency in 1923
- The most important model in the 1920 is Marion Morehouse
- Edward Steichen replaces de Mayer at Vogue in 1923 and creates a new visual style – his pictures are considered the first modern fashion photographs.
- The 1930s are the decade of Hollywood glamour
- Successful models turned actresses: Helen Bennett/ Muriel Maxwell / Norma Shearer/ Gene Tierney / Ava Gardner/ Lauren Bacall (see pictures below)
- Most renowned actresses: Greta Garbo / Marlene Dietrich / Joan Crawford
- Cosmetics and hair-care companies expand during that decade
- Most prominent models in 1930s: Helen Bennet, Betty McLauchlen, Ludmila Fedoseyeva (see pictures below)
- Famed fashion Photographers
– Horst P. Horst
– George Hoyningen-Huen (identifying feature: Temple-like atmospheres, classical architecture)
– Irving Penn
– John Rawlings
– George Hurrell (photography resembled movie stills)
– Erwin Blumenfeld
- most important fashion Designers: Poiret, Chanel and Schiaparelli
- 1940s are more influenced by sports and leisure wear
- Model types of the 1940s are more suntanned all-American types like: Jessica Patton / Tony Hollingsworth / Bijou Barrington
- Photographers of the 40s: Louise Dahl-Wolfe / Herman Landshoff / Genevieve Naylor
Koda, Harold and Kohle Yohannan.The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yale University Press, New Haven and London. 2009. Print.