Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Beauty of Retrospect, November Supermodel Edition: Catherine Roberts

I don't normally show ads - I prefer to show pictures from ads, without the copy, when possible - but here I have to make an exception. Because photos of Catherine Roberts are so hard to find on the Internet, I'm more than willing to feature one with ad copy on it. I'd rather do that than not feature her again.

This ad, from 1980, features Miss Roberts in an ad for the Bailey, Banks and Biddle upscale jewelry store chain and its line of Omega watches.

The slogan says it all. :-)

Catherine Roberts, who was very active as a model in the late seventies and early eighties, is an icon within the modeling trade. She's not a household name, though, largely because her portfolio was mainly comprised of ads like this one, with very little editorial work. Models tend to get credits for their editorial shoots, but this is seldom the case with advertising work.

She's done ads for too many brands and products to list here. :-)

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