She was born Marielle Warin. Her Jewish family escaped occupied France for England where she studied drawing, became a model in the ‘Swinging London’ of the 1960’s and then found a home on the other side of the lens.
Her sense of commitment and unmistakable voice continues to win acclaim both in the United States and abroad.
She was born Joan Chandos Baez, the daughter of a physicist of Mexican descent whose teachings took him to various communities in New York, California and elsewhere.
Eudora Welty’s collections of photographs following her return from Columbia
University to Mississippi in the 1930’s document the Depression. As a publicity agent for the Work Progress Administration established by FDR in 1933, she found herself traveling all over the 82 counties of the state which gave her introductions, the chance to see for herself the nature of the place where she had been born.
Grace Coddington, former model and creative director of American Vogue magazine is known for the creation of large, complex and dramatic photo-shoots. Her images might be moody, decadent, mysterious or jolly.
‘It’s not true that clothes look better on skinny girls; what counts is the attitude.’
For the generation of women who came of age in the 1960’s and 70’s, Rykiel with her hallmark bright orange hair came to symbolize the new era of freedom.