Karen Bjornson was one of the most visible models of the seventies, thanks largely to the late designer Halston.
Ms. Bjornson, who is from Cincinnati, met Halston after only a month in New York and immediately became his muse. And fashion buffs? They were all impressed with her Halston dress - the dress she's wearing in the Francesco Scavullo photo above - and they didn't really care about the people that she knew at Elaine's. ;-)
"He was my teacher, my employer, and a great friend," Ms. Bjornson said in 2010. "I was so green when I started and he really took care of me. He was a funny, kind, and exceptionally talented man."
Karen Bjornson took time off from modeling to raise her daughters, but she re-emerged in the two thousand zeroes to appear in a couple of fashion shows, as well as do a J. Crew assignment.
The photo of Ms. Bjornson below is from 2010, taken by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.