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    Steal that style: Suzy Parker

    “Suzy Parker gave emotion and reality to the history of fashion photography. She invented the form and no one has surpassed her.”


    John Rawlings turns his attention to model Suzy Parker in this photograph, which appeared in the October 15, 1953, Vogue. She wears Givenchy’s Chinese swinging lacquer-print full skirt, complete with a layered lace petticoat and quilted satin jacket.


    The marbled background beautifully complements her attire, and her deliberate pose gives this work a painterly feeling.


    A self-described “tom-boy” in her teens, she broke several bones as a result. Parker also broke bones in car accidents in 1958 and 1964.