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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the photographer's archive

  • Literature

    Vogue, 15 September 1939, p. 76
    French Vogue, December 1939
    Kazmaier, Horst: Sixty Years of Photography, pl. 8
    Hall-Duncan, The History of Fashion Photography, p. 65
    High Museum of Art, Chorus of Light: Photographs From The Sir Elton John Collection, p. 192
    Martineau, Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, pl. 69
    Muir, Vogue 100: A Century of Style, p. 78
    Taschen, 20th Century Photography: Museum Ludwig Cologne, p. 267

  • Catalogue Essay

    “It [Mainbocher Corset] was created by emotion. . . it was the last photo I took in Paris before the war. I left the studio at 4.00 a.m., went back to the house, picked up my bags and caught the 7.00 a.m. train to Le Havre to board the Normandie. The photograph is peculiar for me. While I was taking it, I was thinking of all that I was leaving behind.” - Horst P. Horst

17

Mainbocher Corset (Mme. Bernon), Paris, August 11

1939
Platinum palladium print, printed later.
9 3/4 x 7 in. (24.8 x 17.8 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated in pencil and credit stamp on the verso; signature blindstamp in the margin.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,000

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

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Tailor-Made: Fashion Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

Online Auction 18 - 25 June 2020