New blog Part Nouveau, or ‘partly new’, delves into fashion history to showcase the inspiration–be it art, photography or design–behind some of today’s biggest fashion moments. It’s fascinating and impossible not to get lost in, so we asked the site’s founder, Lilah Ramzi, to give us a little history lesson each week.
In 1955, English photographer Norman Parkinson, who documented the glamorous Golden Age of Couture in his postwar images, photographed Audrey Hepburn in a light pink day dress, positioned in front of a background of fuchsia-colored flowers.
Perhaps referencing the Parkinson image, with or without the intent of positioning Natalie Portman as a modern day Hepburn, Tim Walker photographed Portman similarly dressed in a pale pink Dior dress, standing in front of a wall composed of flowers in various hues of pinks for Miss Dior Cherie’s 2013 fragrance campaign. This isn’t the first time Portman has been likened to Hepburn: In 2006, Harper’s Bazaar photographed Portman posed as Hepburn, dressed in Holly Golightly’s black dress a month before Christie’s would auction off the iconic piece.
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