Nightlife, 1976.

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Mid-seventies decadence, reminiscent of the provocative Helmut Newton photos shot for the 1978 film The Eyes Of Laura Mars about Faye Dunaway’s edgy fashion photographer stalked by a psycho killer. Here Chris von Wangenheim shot Patti Hansen for Christina Dior’s 1976 “Nightlife Is Your Dior” campaign, juxtaposing elegant couture cocktail gowns with flaming car wrecks, and doing it, well…just ‘cuz.

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Boutique Noir

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Boutique Noir? Fashion Fatale? Deadly Dior? We could throw out tags forever for this armful of haute couture shopping bags in Candice Swanepoel’s hands, moodily lit for photographer Alexi Lubomirski’s lens.

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