Émile Savitry, like most photographers of his time, did not make a living from his art but worked regularly for the abundant illustrated press to support himself. This is why he made fashion pictures, was the studio manager of Vogue magazine and collaborated with Le Jardin des Modes. He pinned the elegant figure of Christian Dior at his Parisian home in 1947 when he opened his fashion house. Rare are the photos of the great designer, dreamer, posing in his bourgeois interior lit up like a canvas by Georges de La Tour or sketching new creations with lead pencil. For...
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