Photography by Lillian Bassman
The Fly series by Melvin Sokolsky
Fashion in a bubble by Melvin Sokolsky
I recently watched The Eye Has to Travel, a documentary about Diana Vreeland (1903 -1989), who was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar from 1936 to 1962,and then became the editor-in-chief of American Vogue from 1963 to 1971. Diana changed the way people saw fashion. She gave up-and-coming designers and models a chance to shine.
“A new dress doesn’t get you anywhere. It’s the life you’re living in the dress.” – Diana Vreeland
I don’t want to give too much away, but the documentary featured many well-known models, photographers and fashion designers – this included the photographers Lillian Bassman and Melvin Sokolsky. It reminded me about the photographs taken by these two amazing photographers that I featured on VLM’s blog. I don’t often see editorials like these in today’s fashion magazines. Sometimes this puzzles me – how are editorials becoming less exciting? Or am I missing something?