Monday, March 8, 2010

George Hoyningen-Huene-

Born on September 4th1900, Baron George Hoyningen-Huene was a seminal fashion photographer in the 1920s and 30s. He had two sisters who both became fashion designers, Helen and Elizabeth.

He began work as a fashion draftsman but by the year 1925 Hoyningen-Huene had achieved the status of chief of photography in the French edition of Vogue. In the year 1931 Hoyningen-Huene met Horst who he frequently used as a model.

His works mostly featured both formalwear and swimwear, emphasizing the elegance of women and the masculinity of men.

He was known as a master-portraitist to both Hollywood stars and other celebrities.

Hoyningen-Huene had two books published, “Eye for Elegance” in 1980, and “The Photographic Art of Hoyningen-Huene” by William Ewingin 1998.

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