Throwback Thursday || Norman Parkinson

Who: Norman Parkinson (1913 -1990) 
Occupation: Photographer
Birth Place: London 
His Work:   "Parkinson's fame grew once he began working for 'Harper's Bazaar' (from the mid 1930s) and 'Vogue' (from around 1945). Inspired by the work of Hungarian photographer, Martin Munkácsi, who photographed his models in the open air, Parkinson specialised in a joyful, kinetic brand of fashion photography. His models were often outside, playing golf, riding in speedboats, jumping and even, in one famous case, riding an ostrich. To add to the glamour, many of Parkinson's shoots were set abroad, often in Africa or the Caribbean he even moved to live in Tobago in 1963. This lent his work an exotic, jet-set appeal that was very popular in Britain, particularly during the austere 1950s." (np)

Why we love him:  Working for several decades, looking at his photos is like picking up a fashion history book. Truly an TALENTED artist, his black and white photos are jsut as vibrant as his colored ones. His subjects are more than  models they are transformed into art. 
Fun Fact: He is known as the Grandfather Of British Fashion Photography 




Our FAVORITE Norman Parkinson Work through 1930 - 1980



DEBUTANTES HELEN TREFUSIS (LATER MRS. ARTHUR KOESTLER) AND THE PAGET TWINS (CELIA AND MAMAINE), 1935


FAN DRESS, 1938




PETULA CLARK, YOUNG AS YOU ARE United Kingdom, August 1947



A fourteen year old Petula Clark is photographed for Vogue's 'Young as you are' feature.



A SPRING HAT AND THE CITY OF BATH
Bath, United Kingdom, February 1948

                                                                              Model Ann Chambers. 1948

CARMEN DELL' OREFICE
New York, United States, 1949



Model Carmen Dell 'Orefice wears a Celi Chapman gown for US Vogue. 


Wenda and OStriches
 South Africa, 1951


Color from AFRICA
Vogue Us, July 1951



CARMEN'S ARMPIT
1951

Carmen Dell 'Orefice photographed for Vogue's Beauty Book in 1951.



AUDREY HEPBURN AND BOUGAINVILLEA
Rome, Italy, 1955



"Audrey Hepburn photographed at “La Vigna”, a charming villa in Albano Laziale, a commune in the Provincia di Roma in August 1955. The province was on the Colli Albani, in the region of Lazio, Italy. This is an outtake from a 1955 shoot for US Glamour magazine. Audrey was wearing an afternoon cocktail dress by Givenchy from his Spring/Summer 1955 collection. The sleeveless dress was made from a light pink grosgrain with white stripes and featured a resin button detail on the front and pleated skirt starting from the hip line. Her pearl bracelet was by Van Cleef & Arpels and her gloves by Crescendoe "


"Audrey was wearing an ensemble by Givenchy from his Spring/Summer 1955 collection. The knitted top and matching straight-line skirt was made from a silk yarn in a shade of light beige. The tunic had buttons in a matching colout down the back and featured a half sash detail with a button on either side. On the front, there were two pocket details on the hip line. Audrey's gloves were by Roger Faré."

FLOATING WITH FLOWERS
Kashmir, India, November 1956





ANNE GUNNING OUTSIDE THE CITY PALACE
Jaipur, India, November 1956


"Anne Gunning is wearing a pink mohair coat by Jaeger. Upon seeing the pictures from this shoot, Diana Vreeland, Editor of Harper's Bazaar, declared 'How clever of you, Mr Parkinson, to know that pink is the navy blue of India."




BARBARA MULLEN AT THE RED FORT
Delhi, India, November 1956

Vogue, 1956


Carmen Dell'Orefice
1956



COMING AND GOING

London, United Kingdom, September 1958


"Nena von Schlebrügge is photographed wearing Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection for Christian Dior ('Coming') and Estrava ('Going'). These pictures were taken in an alleyway (Bridges Place) off St Martin's Lane (between Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square) in London for Vogue's 'Young Idea' feature in the September 1958 issue."

Anna Anderson
 1950's 



Young Idea
BRITISH Vogue, 1960




Norman Parkinson
1960


THE ITALIAN COLLECTIONS: THREE LITTLE BLACK DRESSES
Florence, Italy, 1961


NENA VON SCHLEBRÜGGE AND THE SPHINX
1963


LIFE MAGAZINE COVER SHOOT (UNUSED)
London, United Kingdom, 30 September 1963


CELIA HAMMOND IN CAR
United Kingdom, 1964



DOLORES WETTACH IN PERU

Peru, July 1966



Dolores Wettach photographed in Peru for Vogue, 1966. This is a variation of the published image.

1966, Life 




LOOK BRITISH IN THE PRETTIEST SPRING FOR YEARS 

United Kingdom, 15 March 1967



JAMAICA LOTUS LIVING
Jamaica, 15 October 1968

Jan Ward photographed at Port Antonio in Jamaica wearing Thea Porter designs. British Vogue, 15 October 1968.

JAN WARD ON MOTORBIKE
United States, January 1971



JAN WARD 

United States, January 1971


BRIGHTEST SUN TRAVELLERS
Utah, United States, January 1971

"Jan Ward wearing a Jean Muir dress. Photographed in Utah for British Vogue, January 1971. "

MODEL WEARING THEA PORTER DESIGN
December 1972


   "Model wearing a Thea Porter design. British Vogue, December 1972."

Apollonia Van Ravenstein
British Vogue, 1973

JAMAICA BLUE AND BEAUTIFUL
Montego Bay, Jamaica, May 1975

Jerry Hall in Montego Bay

British Vogue cover, May 1975

“Jamaica: Love at first sight…A Holiday Romance”
"This was Jerry Hall’s first British Vogue cover. Norman Parkinson and Jerry Hall were accompanied by Grace Coddington as Fashion Editor and Jerry’s friend, the fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez."


JAMAICA BLUE: HEAVENLY BLUES, SKY STRIPES
Jamaica, May 1975




Jerry Hall
Russia, 1975



"Jerry Hall posing on a styrofoam plinth in Russia. She is wearing a red swimsuit by Martil and heeled sandals by Manolo Blahnik. Grace Coddington was stylist on this shoot and Wenda, Parkinson's wife accompanied them."

Jerry Hall
1975

IMAN 
VOGUE, 1976


David Bowie, 1982





Iman 
Florida, United State, 1982


PILAR CRESPI ON TRINCOMALEE BEACH
Sri Lanka, 1980


PILAR ON THE STEPS
Sri Lanka, 1980


















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