Dovima with Elephants – A Beautiful Vintage Photograph


In her heyday, Dorothy Hora (December 11, 1927 – May 3, 1990), aka Dovima, was reputed to be the highest-paid model of her time.

This spectacular black and white photograph, shot by the legendary photographer Richard Avedon at the Cirque d’hiver, Paris, in August 1955, brilliantly showcases the elegant and aristocratic look she was so famous for. The image is also now noteworthy for the fact that Dovima’s floor-length black evening gown was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior, by his new assistant, Yves Saint Laurent

[via Vintage Photography]