Robert Capa-fashion photographer?

At this rate, Panos will be selling glamour images and VII will have moved into wedding photography. Recently I was asked to cast my eye over a book proposal for a fashion book. So naturally I got straight on the blower to my old mate at Magnum to request the Christian Dior ‘New Look’ campaign that Robert Capa shot in 1948!!

FRANCE. Paris. Vendome Square (Place Vendôme). A Dior model, wearing a "New Look" long skirt. 1948 © Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum
FRANCE. Paris. Vendome Square (Place Vendôme). A Dior model, wearing a “New Look” long skirt. 1948
© Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum
FRANCE. Paris. Vendome Square (Place Vendôme). A Dior model, wearing a "New Look" long skirt. 1948 ©Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum
FRANCE. Paris. Vendome Square (Place Vendôme). A Dior model, wearing a “New Look” long skirt. 1948
©Robert Capa/International Center of Photography/Magnum

In truth what a pleasant surprise it was to get sent these images, it proves my theory that photojournalists can turn their hand to pretty much anything, especially top flight fashion campaigns.

Images courtesy of Magnum Photos