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.