Louise Dahl-Wolfe


model in plaid silk sunsuit

designed by Claire McCardell,

at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rose Pauson House, Phoenix 1942

© Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Twelve Beauties, 1947 | Photo Irving Penn


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