The photographs of Henry Clarke (1918-96) capture the rarefied world of 1950s haute couture more consistently throughout the decade than any other photographer. His photographs of the sang-froid elegance of models Dovima, Della Oake, Anne Saint-Marie, Suzy Parker and Dorian Leigh are masterpieces of extravagance in post-war fashion photography. He was a favourite with British, French and American Vogue, working with all three from 1951. He covered the Spring and Summer couture collections for the magazines more frequently than any other photographer and in the 1960s, editor Diana Vreeland often commanded from him - for a single issue of American Vogue - at least two dozen pages of exotic location work.
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Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
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