Dovima (Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba) was the model for which the term ‘supermodel’ was coined — when i came across these iconic photos of her at an exhibit at the Frist Museum last September i was beyond mesmerized. elephants are my favorite animals & the juxtaposition between their dirty, wrinkled skin and Dovima’s perfection is stunning…aren’t both (wo)man and beast incredibly elegant?
Dovima with the Elephants
Richard Avedon, 1955.
oh ya know, just a wee bit obsessed.