Thursday, 27 August 2015

Harper's Bazaar 1963 Bubble Editorial

I was inspired by our recent trip to France to seek out some chic, vintage, photography. When I came across this one it pretty much blew me away! It's from a 1963 edition of Harper's Bazaar which was shot by Melvin Sokolsky. The model was Simone d'Aillencourt and the atmospheric location was of course, Paris.
This "Bubble" series is so striking an unusual. Can you imagine the excitement and curiosity it drew from passing Parisians in the early 60's. 
Sokolsky had the bubble constructed to be reminiscent of a Faberge egg and a telescopic crane hung the bubble in various locations throughout the city. It must have been a huge production at the time. I'm sure it was seen as extremely elaborate and ambitious even in the heady and bohemian days of 1960's Paris!

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