Apr. 30th, 2009

April 30, 2009
It’s Official: Models Look Good
By GUY TREBAY

“WHAT would ‘Dovima With Elephants’ have been without Dovima?” the curator Kohle Yohannan said last week, referring to a celebrated Richard Avedon photograph of 1955 that depicted the attenuated mannequin Dovima (nee Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba) wearing a Christian Dior sheath and sandwiched between monumental pachyderms.

One could just as easily ask what “Dovima With Elephants” would have been without the elephants, of course, but then three-ton pachyderms don’t rate the cultural attention devoted to beautiful clothes-hangers who weigh 100 pounds.

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