1950 Guide to being a Fashion Model

A Career in Modeling by Helen Fraser- Excerpts from Assignment in Modelling. Here are some photographs of a typical day at the Barbizon School for fashion models in 1950 in Florida. The school was founded originally as a ‘charm school’ in 1935. Barbizon training scene pictures Bettellen in semi-ballet stance with legs widespread to feature the skirts fullness. “She must…

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Givenchy---NR-Farbman-Model Bettina - Life Magazine 1952

Backstage at Givenchy’s First Collection – Spring 1952

The Bettina Collection takes Paris by surprise – In memory of model Bettina Graziani – died March 2nd 2015. To Americans attending Paris Fashion Week for the Spring collections, the time hardly seemed propitious for anyone to be opening a new house – least of all for a youngster without too much money. High costs had forced four houses out…

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