Twelve Beauties, 1947 | Photo Irving Penn

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In 1947 Vogue asked Irving  Penn to do a group portrait of the most photographed models of the decade. They were dressed by the American designers Claire McCardell, Hattie Carnegie, Traina-Norell, Nettie Rosenstein, and Charles James. From left to right, the models are Meg Mundy, Marilyn Ambrose, Helen Bennett, Dana Jenney, Betty McLauchlen (on stepladder), Lisa Fonssagrives, Lily Carlson, Dorian Leigh (reclining), Andrea Johnson, Elizabeth Gibons, Muriel Maxwell (on stepladder) and Kay Herman

© Irving Penn

Meg Mundy Vogue – March 1947

Meg Mundy wearing red shirt by Valentina, skirt, beret, gloves and neck pin Vogue - March 1947

Meg Mundy

wearing red shirt by Valentina, skirt, beret, gloves and neck pin

Vogue – March 1947

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