No Title (Fashion illustration. Model Madame Chambrelant) 1949

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By the 1940s, the professions of both fashion photographer and model were established in Australia. In 1948, an event occurred which was to have a huge impact on the Australian fashion scene: Myer imported a selection of Christian Dior's breathtaking 'New Look' garments. To introduce these beautiful gowns to an avid Australian audience, a group of French models was brought to Melbourne for the opening parades. Athol Shmith was appointed the official photographer.

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Athol SHMITH
Australia 1914-90
No title (Fashion illustration. Model Madame Chambrelant) 1949
gelatin silver photograph
36.4 x 29.0 cm
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Ian Potter Foundation, Governor, 1989
PH57-1989

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