a picture blog about a landmarked Manhattan enclave
December 1, 2016
Tudor City in VOGUE
Tudor City's urban-suburban vibe makes it a natural for fashion shoots, and today we're spotlighting one of these sessions, which appeared in the August 15, 1958 issue of Vogue.
It's the back-to-school college issue, and many of the photos were made along Tudor City Place, particularly on the bridge, where the cover was shot (at left).
All pictures in this post were taken by Sante Forlano, a Conde Nast photographer in the '50s and '60s.
Models on the bridge striking what must be the official Vogue pose, with the weight of the body on one foot and the other delicately arched.
The must-have back-to-school item in 1958, according to Vogue, was the jumper. Above left, a $60 Mr. Mort version that's perfect for tall girls "who can take a good deal of blanketing without looking like a shut-in." Above right, a $19 jumper by Abby Michael.
Probably the most iconic image from the session is this picture featuring two models sporting the latest "baby-waist dresses" in "torch colors." You can buy a copy of it here.