Retro Looks In The Modern World: Window Dressing

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Rear Window is one of my absolutely favorite Hitchcock films! So naturally I was very excited when I came across this editorial for the April 2013 issue of Vogue. 

Carolyn Murphy and Toby Maguire pose as our modern version of Grace Kelly and James Stewart. 

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh

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Bobbins: Photographer John Rawlings

John Rawlings was one of the most prolific fashion photographers of the Mid-Century. In a career spanning from the 1930's through the 1960's he shot over 200 covers for Vogue and Glamour. He experimented with light, color, and shadow much like his contemporaries at the time (Horst P. Horst, Irving Penn, and Hoyningen-Heune) but unlike them, he brought a truly American sensibility to his photos. This became one of the smartest moves Conde-Nast would make helping define the American look in fashion over several decades. 

These are some of my favorites. It was really hard to choose! 

Retro Looks in the Modern World: My Generation

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time.
Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Vogue magazine loves to pair model Natalia Vodianova with a handsome actor in a retro setting for their editorials. They always come out beautiful, so I am not complaining. This time she is with actor Sam Riley in Brighton Beach for this 60's MOD inspired transition into fall.
Photographer: Mert & Marcus









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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Bella Donna

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
Bella Donna was featured in the March 2004 issue of Vogue. I love this spread, I can easily picture Sophia Loren or Ava Gardner in place of Natalia Vodanova. Can't you?
Photographer: Mert & Marcus.












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Retro Looks in the Modern World: Sweater Girl

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
Model Lara Stone is perfectly cast in this fashion editorial for the September issue of Vogue titled Sweater Girl.
Photographer: Mert & Marcus













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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Pretty Baby

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.
The September issue of Australian Vogue features model Catherine McNeil in the 1950's rockabilly inspired feature "Pretty Baby". I love the creepers and the leopard print! Vogue liked it so much they put it on the cover (shown above).
Photography by Max Doyle.















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Retro Looks In The Modern World: Magnificent Obsession

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Like an episode of Mad Men this Vogue US editorial in the July '10 issue has plenty of drama and amazing clothes! Starring Natalia Vodianova and Ewan McGregor (whom I have a big crush on!) as a couple who's marriage goes sour. The retro influence is pure Classic Era and I love it! Photography by Peter Lindbergh.






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Bobbins: Photographer Henry Clarke

In 1945, inspired by Cecil Beaton at a photo shoot for Vogue, Henry Clarke borrowed a Rolleiflex camera and began taking pictures.

In 1949 he moved to Paris. Within a year he became a renowned fashion photographer in his own right. He collaborated with French, English, and American Vogue for the next 25 years.

Henry Clarke loved to capture the elegance of women. He worked with the top models of his time like Suzy Parker, Bettina, and Ann Sainte Marie.

He bequeathed his historical collection of photographs to the Musée de la Mode et du Costume in Paris in 1996.

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Paris Je T'Aime

As much as the fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. My new blog feature is Retro Looks In The Modern World where I will showcase retro themes and inspirations found in modern magazines, designer collections, and more!
Last week I saw The September Issue, the documentary about Anna Wintour and the making of Vogue magazine. If you haven't seen it, you must! Vogue often features vintage inspired editorials. In the film, they are editing the September 2007 issue and featured a 1920's themed fashion spread called Paris Je T'Aime. Styled by Grace Coddington and shot my Steven Meisel. Here are some amazing shots from that feature: