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Suzy Parker, Evening Dress by Dior, Paris Studio

Starting in the late 1940s, Richard Avedon made innovative images of lively and glamorous models that revolutionized fashion photography. In 1956 he made this image of supermodel Suzy Parker in a Dior evening gown in a Paris studio. In making his print, the photographer chose to reveal the...

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From the artist; with Galerie Zur Stockeregg, Zurich; Private Collection, Switzerland; with Galerie Kicken Berlin; from whom purchased MFA, 27 June 2007.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund


Photograph Richard Avedon. Courtesy The Richard Avedon Foundation. Copyright © 1975 The Richard Avedon Foundation.

1956, printed 1981


Sheet: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.) Framed: 77.8 x 67.9 x 5.1 cm (30 5/8 x 26 3/4 x 2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print