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dedicated to Dovima With The Elephants 1955 photo by Richard Avedon

Why Amuse Yourself In Such A Way
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For the collage of "dedicated to Dovima With The Elephants 1955 photo by Richard Avedon", the original photographies you can find here, there and everywhere.

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The photo "Dovima With The Elephants" 1955 by Richard Avedon was taken at the Cirque d'hiver, Paris, the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurentt. for the magazine "Harper's Bazaar" September 1955.
[the original images are here]

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Dovima was the one of The Big Three in female fashion models 1950s with Jean Patchett and Suzy Parker.
[photos from left to right : "The Big Three, Dovima, Suzy Parker And Jean Patchett Iconic Vogue Models" 1955 photo by Constantin Joffe, "Jean Patchett" for Harper's Bazaar June 1956 photo by Richard Avedon and Suzy Parker Wearing An Evening Gown" 1952 photo by Richard Avedon]

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On 1955, Richard Avedon was working for some magazines "Life", "Look", "Graphis", "Harper's Bazaar" for example. He had worked with Dovima and taken many photos.
[photos from left to right : "Richard Avedon-Self Portrait With Diana Vreeland And Dovima" 1955, "Dovima, Wearing A Dress By Cavanaugh, At La Grande Cascade, Paris" 1955 and "Dovima In Hat By Balenciaga, Paris" 1955 photo by Richard Avedon]

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Of course, Dovima had worked with other photographers and been taken many her photos.
[photos from left to right : "Dovima For Vogue" 1952 photo by Cecil Beaton, "Dovima Wearing Lanvin Dress" 1955 photo by Henry Clarke and "Dovima, Vogue Editorial Shot" 1955 photo by Irving Penn]

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Of corse, Richard Avedon had worked with other models and taken many their photos.
[photos from left to right : "Marlene Dietrich, Turban by Dior, The Ritz, Paris" 1955, "Katharine Hepburn, Actress, New York, March 2, 1955" 1955 and "Marlon Brando And Frank Sinatra For Guys And Dolls" 1955 photo by Richard Avedon]

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On the movie "Funny Face" 1957 directed by Stanley Donen, Dovima acted as Marion, and Richard Avedon worked as the main title backgrounds / special visual consultant, which is that he had taken the some photos by Fred Astaire acted as Dick Avery, who had shot Audrey Hepburn acted as Jo Stockton in Paris.
[photos from left to right : the poster, the still photo "Dovima acted as Marion and Audrey Hepburn acted as Jo Stockton" and the still photos "one of the shots Richard Avedon had taken the photos as Fred Astaire acted as Dick Avery from the movie "Funny Face" 1957 directed by Stanley Donen]

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The words "Why Amuse Yourself In Such A Way" are taken from the lyrics of the song "Elephant Woman" 2004 from the album "Misery Is A Butterfly" by Blonde Redhead.

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