August 1955    		Wearing a dress of white georgette crèpe, banded in black velvet,  marked with a huge white rose, by Dior's new assistant, Yves Saint  Laurent.  Photographer by Richard Avedon at the Cirque d'Hiver, Paris.

The quintessential swan was a Queens housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan Automat. Described by Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties," she created the perfect fashion storm when she posed with elephants for him

It could be said that Dovima, for whom the term 'supermodel' was coined, made a name for herself—literally. Born Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, she took the first two letters of her three g...

Dovima with the Elephants

Dovima with elephants, evening dress of black velvet with great long streamer of white satin by Yves Saint Laurent for Dior, photo by Avedon at Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

Dovima  The quintessential swan was a Queens housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan Automat. Described by Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties," she created the perfect fashion storm when she posed with elephants for him at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris in 1955. The resulting images have long been among the world's best-loved fashion photographs.

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Dovima was a Queen's housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan automat. She was described by the photographer Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties." Photo by Avedon Cirque d'Hiver in Paris,

le Clown Bar, Paris, Mention Obligatoire : photos Jérôme Galland

La buvette du Cirque d’Hiver

Housed in a somewhat unremarkable building in Paris’ arrondissement, Clown Bar is the former staff dining room of the Cirque D’Hiver- the winter circus next door, built in The latest project from Sven Chartier and Ewen Lemoigne, the duo behi.

Dovima at Le Cirque d’hiver, Paris, with clown and animals, a 1955 photo by Richard Avedon. She wears an evening gown by Hubert de Givenchy.

Dovima at Le Cirque d'hiver, Paris, with clown and...

Dovima in a gown by Hubert de Givenchy with Emilien Bouglione and clown … Cirque d’Hiver, Paris … Vogue, August 1955 … by Richard Avedon

Yael Naim+ Jeanne Added et Camelia Jordana, . Le cirque d'hiver/Paris 27/05/2015 " Lonely " - YouTube

Yael Naim+ Jeanne Added et Camelia Jordana, .

Au Cirque,  Jean Louis Marcel Cosson (1878-1956) | L'écuyère au cirque d'Hiver à Paris sold by Lombrail ...

Au Cirque, Jean Louis Marcel Cosson (1878-1956) | L'écuyère au cirque d'Hiver à Paris sold by Lombrail ...

Richard Avedon, Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris

Richard Avedon, Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris

Les affiches vintage du Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione !1920's © Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione Réservez vos places pour la Tournée : http://www.cirquedhiver.com/reservations/

Les affiches vintage du Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione !1920's © Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione Réservez vos places pour la Tournée : http://www.cirquedhiver.com/reservations/

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1326128900-453-Tout-Paris-Cirque-d-Hiver-Rue-Amelot-XIe-arrt

Les affiches vintage du Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione ! -1950's   © Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione  Réservez vos places pour la Tournée : http://www.cirquedhiver.com/reservations/

Les affiches vintage du Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione ! -1950's © Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione Réservez vos places pour la Tournée : http://www.cirquedhiver.com/reservations/

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