vintage everyday: 50 Extraordinary Fashion Photographs Taken by Louise Dahl-Wolfe from Between the 1930s and 1950s

As a staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar, Louise Dahl-Wolfe introduced a witty naturalism to the staid conventions of fashion photography.

Evelyn Tripp in a Joset Walker dress with chinchilla scarf and muff, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, Nov. 1948

Evelyn Tripp in a Joset Walker dress with chinchilla scarf and muff, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, Nov.

A Charles James design originally made for Millicent Rogers, photographed byLouise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, 1947.

Satin ball gown by Charles James, Harper’s Bazaar Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe photography James gown Dahl-

The introduction of American photographer John Rawlings to Vogue's visual team in 1936 was certainly one of Conde Nast's best strategic moves. At a time when opulence, pretentiousness, and theatrical lighting were prevalent in fashion photography - fueled by the European school led by the British…

Model is wearing a gray officer's type coat of Hockanum wool, photo John Rawlings 1944

Lenore Simon in a coat by Roxspun and hat by Hattie Carnegie, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar Aug. 1944

Lenore Simon in a coat by Roxspun and hat by Hattie Carnegie, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, 1944

Model Jean Patchett in a Carolyn Schnurer top. Photography by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, color proof, featured in Harper’s Bazaar, December 1952. Collection of The Museum at FIT, © 1989 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents, 74.84.558

Model Jean Patchett in a Carolyn Schnurer top. Photography by Louise Dahl- Wolfe,

50 Extraordinary Fashion Photographs Taken by Louise Dahl-Wolfe from Between the 1930s and 1950s

As a staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar, Louise Dahl-Wolfe introduced a witty naturalism to the staid conventions of fashion photography.

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