In 2009, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted the Costume Institute’s Model as Muse; an entire exhibition dedicated to the model’s role as muse to the fashion industry and particularly, the fashion photographer.
In many of these instances however, the model serves as more than just inspiration to the photographer as she becomes both his muse and lover. While most industries don’t promote office romances, fearing that only the worst can come of them, it would seem that romances between photographers and models are almost encouraged as they often result in spectacular imagery.
It may seem like a clichéd scenario but the photographer/model couple has been a recurring theme throughout the history of fashion and we have identified just 10 of them. Click through for 10 of the probably dozens of photographer-model relationships throughout history.