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Madonna photographed by Steven Meisel in 1992

History

German film actress Dita Parlo (Born 1908)
Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese took her name in tribute to Parlo.

Zeitgeist

Bettina Rheims

Bettina says that she has been inspired by Diane Arbus and Helmut Newton as well as by the work of early painters.

She has worked on advertising campaigns for fashion and big brands, such as Chanel and Lancôme, as well as taking portraits of famous women for international magazines.

Among her most famous portraits are Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling, Carole Bouquet, Marianne Faithfull, Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer, Asia Argento and others.

Tuesday: Madonna

Madonna.

Penthouse and Playboy magazines published a number of nude photos of Madonna, taken in New York in 1978. She had posed for the photographs as she needed money at the time, and was paid as little as $25 a session. The publication of the photos caused a media uproar, but Madonna remained “unapologetic and defiant”. (Read more)

Friday: 5 of 6

Steven Meisel is an American fashion photographer, who obtained popularity and critical acclaim with his work in US and Italian Vogue and his photographs of friend Madonna in her 1992 book Sex. He is now considered one of the most successful fashion photographers in the industry, shooting regularly for both US and Italian Vogue, and lately W. (Read more)

Friday: 2 of 6

Madonna photographed by Herb Ritts in 1990.

Saturday: 2 of 6

Sunday: 5 of 6

A young Madonna Louise Ciccone.

Monday: 2 of 6

Madonna & Katy Perry photographed by Steven Klein for V Magazine Summer 2014.