Vintage Fashionista

George Dambier
Georges Dambier did not conform to the standard technique of taking fashion pictures, with models standing emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. Instead, he showed models smiling, laughing and often in action. His models were surrounded by local people in a market place in Marrakech, or in a village in Corsica, or – and above all – in his beloved Paris. He died in 2011, aged 86.

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Thursday: 2 of 6

One of the series Lucinda in London by Georges Dambier in 1959.

Sunday: 2 of 6

Fiona Campbell-Walter draped in cashmere beach towel by Givenchy, Corsica, June 1954.
Photograph by Georges Dambier.

Thursday: 2 of 6

Suzy Parker in Jacques Heim lace & tulle evening dress, photo by Georges Dambier.
(Elle,1953)

Slow Sunday: 2 of 6

Capucine – Café de la Paix, Paris, 1952, photographed by Georges Dambier.
This is so classical! A style that would resonate today. The hat and gloves are brilliant.

And she was so beautiful. How such beauty could end the way it did is tragic.
My mother was living in Lausanne at the time and I remember how shocked she was
at the news. All French speaking people loved Capucine.