Wednesday, March 21, 2012

British glamour a la 'Parks'

All you fashion mavens should clamor for A Very British Glamour. It's a lavish look at the work of Norman Parkinson, whose scintillatingly creative, four-decade career spanned and shaped the evolution of the fashion shoot. 
"Parks," who was a sartorial delight in his own right, worked with beauties ranging from Carmen Dell'Orefice (often called the first supermodel); to his own beloved wife and muse, Wenda; to Appollonia van Ravenstein and a young Jerry Hall. With clothes, poses, and locations to die for, it's a must for all lovers of haute couture and feminine pulchritude.

The four images above, which are in the book, come from the Norman Parkinson Archive's website.


  1. Love these. The top photo of the fancy lady, it looks like she has a party decoration on her head, just sayin'.

  2. Agreed, Tastes! It is quite the cephalic accessory! That fascinatrix resembles an airplane turbine rotor!!

  3. Love the Jerry Hall pic! Her tumultuous relationship with Sir Mick inspired some great tunes. As I'm totally bankrupt when it comes to fashion, this was entirely new to me!! Thanks...