Published June 1, 1949
A model takes matters into her own hands in this photograph by Constantin Joffé. Although she sits underneath a hair dryer, she makes best use of her time by applying mascara while waiting for her coiffure by famed stylist Guillaume to dry. This cheeky, retro image appeared in the June 1, 1949, Vogue.
(Russian, 1908-1992) A staff photographer for Vogue and Glamour during the 1940s and 50s, the heyday of the famed Vogue Studio. While there was a journalistic quality to his work, he was able to capture candid moments with a witty eye and a whimsical style. His portraits reveal casual and sometimes intimate moments and his fashion shots are elegant, cinematic, and show an appreciation of beauty. A natural technician, Joffé experimented with color both inside and outside the studio. In addition to his editorial work, Joffé also did a large amount of commercial work, including the original "Marlboro Man" campaign for R. J. Reynolds in 1954.