Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Karen Graham Week 2, Part Four: Vogue, October 1, 1972

An entire fashion spread focusing entirely on Karen Graham - the model, the woman, the legend in the making - appeared in the October 1, 1972 edition of Vogue. (Vogue, as you may have already figured out, was a twice-monthly publication back in the early seventies.)

This feature, photographed by Richard Avedon, profiled Ms. Graham as the modern incarnation of beauty. It was a revealing look into the sensibilities of a woman too many people simply think of as "the Estée Lauder model." The two pictures here are just a sampling of this feature. :-)

This picture (above), depicting her in a white cardigan sweater with marabou sleeves, displays her penchant for understatement. "I like to be noticed -what woman doesn't? - but I don't like being in the obviously eye-catching thing," she told Vogue. "It's not what I look for in clothes."

She looks absolutely stunning and understated in this black cardigan dress with white bands. Of this outfit, she said: "When you have a million things to do in one day, this is the perfect dress; you get into it in the morning and go. It just works."

I've never seen any look for Karen Graham that didn't work. :-)

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