Sunday, November 3, 2013

Haute couture of the 1950s and '60s often evokes images of stiffly posed bodies in lavish gowns and models devoid of natural life. Photographer Mark Shaw saw things differently. While he is remembered for intimate portraits of the Kennedy family, recently discovered photographs that he shot at the House of Dior from 1952-62 will reshape his portfolio. As an American photographer in Paris during couture's Golden Age, he provided a unique point of view—one that was full of life and color.