dovima.

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.

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