Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Beauty of Retrospect, Another June Model Edition: Beverly Lee

Beverly Lee is a model I can't stop being fascinated with. :-)

I've already noted her tremendous influence as a model of East Asian descent when I featured her before, but it's worth noting how her rise to prominence in the modeling trade only demonstrates ther importance of being in the right place at the time.  

She worked both with the Ford and Ellen Harth Model Management during the early seventies, and then she was discovered by designer Hubert de Givenchy in 1976, when he launched a "Star Model Search" for his Haute Couture Show. He personally selected Beverly Lee as his new model and brought her to Paris, which led to a lucrative career in Europe.  Though she had many different assignments in the Old Country, she continued to model for Givenchy into the eighties. 

Beverly Lee remained loyal to the Ford agency though, and she was one of Eileen Ford's best friends, remaining close to her right up to Mrs. Ford's death in 2014.

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