14. Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris by Richard Avedon, 1955
Medium: Gelatin Silver Print
Richard Avedon's iconic Dovima With Elephants was taken in the summer of 1955 in Paris, during the age of haute couture. The model, Dovima, is wearing a Dior dress with a sash, beautifully contrasting the rough texture of the elephants behind her. Dovima With Elephants is arguably Avedon's most famous photograph.