Thursday, December 29, 2011

Doe Avedon

Photograph by Richard Avedon at the Gare du Nord, Paris, August 1947. Doe Avedon, model and actress, and the inspiration – along with Richard Avedon, her first husband – for the movie Funny Face, died last week at the age of 86.

Funny Face trailer

In 1949 Doe divorced Richard Avedon to marry Dan Matthews, an actor. “I would have crawled to the Bronx on my knees to bring Doe back,” Mr. Avedon said in 1993.

Book photo above from the excellent must-have Avedon Fashion 1944–2000.

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