This post has been a long time in coming. I first came across the 50s model Suzy Parker when I was putting together the posts on Funny Face – Suzy was one of Richard Avedon’s favourite models and had several very small cameos in the film (you might recognise her in the Think Pink scene). For those of you who think supermodels were a 90s phenomenon, think again. Suzy, along with several other girls, was all over the place in the 50s and early 60s. As usual I have gone overboard and have a huge amount of vintage magazine and advertising images, so this is a small taster of some of the higher quality Suzy treats I have to show you tomorrow. Enjoy!
My favourites are the advertisement split in half between legs and body, and the faux fur camel coloured swing coat. Which is yours?