Vintage Nude

Andre de Dienes

 

Cafe Society

Robert Doisneau 1950

Frank Horvat, Au Chien Qui Fume, Jardin des Modes, Paris, 1957

Bernard Plossu, Café Montparnasse, 1978

Classic Pin-Up

Art History

Gustav Klimt

In 1894, Klimt was commissioned to create three paintings to decorate the ceiling of the Great Hall of the University of Vienna. Not completed until the turn of the century, his three paintings, Philosophy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence were criticized for their radical themes and material, and were called “pornographic”. Klimt had transformed traditional allegory and symbolism into a new language that was more overtly sexual and hence more disturbing to some. (Source)

Retro Catwoman

Julie Newmar

Naomi Campbell

Naomi by Terrence Donovan, British Elle, 1988

Naomi by Edward Maxey, Paper, 1990

Naomi in the famous Coke curlers by Ellen von Unwerth, 1991

Naomi by Michel Comte, Vogue Italia, 1994

Recruited at the age of 15, Naomi Campbell established herself among the top three most recognisable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry.
Campbell, who has never met her biological father, regards record producers Quincy Jones and Chris Blackwell as adopted father figures. Former South African president Nelson Mandela referred to Campbell as his “honorary granddaughter”. (Read more)