Dovima

why i am interesting in her ?

Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba as we know Dovima is my icon from 50’s her looks is absolutely gorgeous it’s so attractive me.

Dovima with elephants…evening dress by Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior modelled by Dovima spring/summer 1955. Photograph by Richard Avedon.

The legend fashion Haute Couture in Dior gown photo from 50’s period photograph by Richard Avedon, “She was the last of the great elegant, aristorcratic beauties…the most remarkable and unconventional beauty of her time.”, ” The ideal of beauty then was the opposite of what it is now. It stood for an extension of the aristocratic view of women as ideals, of women as dreams, of women as almost surreal objects. Dovima fit that in her proportions” Richard Avedon.

Dovima and Betsy Pickering. Dresses by Lanvin photograph by Richard Avedon

By her shape (very slim) it’s good for her career and her look. She knew how to post or her angle when she modeller

Dovima born in New york city in 1927 She half Polish-Irish. She was discovered by a woman who worked for Voque. She took Dovima for test shots and the next day she did shoot with Irving Penn. She was success by overnight soon she became the highest paid model in business “She was the super sophisticated model in a sophistical time, definitely not the girl next door.” Jerry Ford of Ford model. In 1955 Dovima and Avedon were created the most famous fashion photograph of all time “Dovima with Elephants” There are prints in the Metropolitan Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Dovima was created a powerful image for the fifties woman she said “I began to have the idea that i was a photograph…a plastic image. I could only be myself behind the camera.” And later she was appeared with Audrey Hepburn in a movie called “Funny face” in the movie she was played only a few scenes in model name Marion. After that she decided to pursue her dream in acting by she enrolled in Lee Strasberg’s Actors studio. She appeared on The Phil Silver Show, Dr.Kildare, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, My Favorite Martian, Bewitched, The Danny Kaye Show, Kraft Suspense Theater, and The Art Linkletter Show. Despite these appearance, she never really caught on as an actor.

Dovima and Audrey behind the seen in Fanny Face

  Salvador Dali and Dovima photography by Avedon

Dovima was a model from 50’s i think she had a powerful for fashion side usually to Haute Couture and photographer. Every gowns that she worn, every photo she took by many famous photographers she always worn Haute Couture from many famous designers such as Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga or Lavin. Maybe designers chose her cause her luxury look and her unique face. Her face was look like a wax figure (First picture). So her image was affected to fashion world and women in the fifty’s also.

In 1962 she left from the modeling at 35 age Dovima said “‘I didn’t want to wait until the camera turned cruel.”

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