Norman Parkinson Archive

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018

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Vogue: Voice of a Century

A new book from Genesis Publications
Saturday 1 July 2017

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Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

Mario Cohen Gallery, São Paulo
7 June to 5 August 2017

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From the Archive

New Holiday Looks in the Bahamas, Bahamas, July 1959

New Holiday Looks in the Bahamas, Bahamas, July 1959

Carmen Dell ‘Orefice on Love Beach

British Vogue cover, July 1959

“Scene from our Bahamas safari – showing the swagger of a beautifully authentic linen Bush jacket. Also making an appearance, a jaunty pair of very short shorts”

Norman Parkinson and Carmen (who is still gracing the catwalks) worked together on numerous occasions and over many decades. He first photographed a teenage Carmen for American Vogue in 1949 and worked with her throughout the fifties, sixties and again in the 1980s. In his 1983 autobiography, Norman Parkinson described Carmen as “my best friend for over thirty years”.