Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fabulous Photographer, Baron de Meyer

Baron de Meyer is often credited with being the first fashion photographer, personally I think his work is sublime, he has an interesting Wikipedia entry too...

Le Compte Etienne de Beaumont 1919

Irene Castle more about her here

Woman overlooking Florence 1900

 Coco Chanel 1923

Gloria Swanson 1921

Rather lovely book available here and here


  1. I want those shoes...all of them!


  2. You never, ever disappoint Dash. I found photography through De Meyer and Steichen's "fashion" work, although we both know that it goes far, far beyond that...

    Hope you are staying warm!

  3. Amazing photos. It won't come as a surprise that my favorite is the one of Coco Chanel... And I agree with Heather: You never disappoint, Dash. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. What gorgeous photos, the bob haircuts are fabulous and the clothes amazing! Coco Chanel was quite beautiful in her younger days for sure! Will have to show this as one of my top 5 posts on Sunday! Would love to get the book but probably all in french....:(
    Have a great day !!

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  7. Egads! The beauty! The man in the cutaway! I do want to pull that woman back from the edge of the stairs, though... she's making me nervous.

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