Fath on Stairs

Jacques Fath Leaning on Stair Railing. Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS


Alan Band Photos


Lisa Fonssagrives photographed by her first husband, Fernand Fonssagrives, c. 1949


Simone Micheline Bodin, better known as “Bettina”, and Frances McLaughlin-Gill. Photo by Gordon Parks, 1950


The model Patricia Donald Smith is wearing Jacques Fath. Photo by Walde Huth, 1955


Disinterest in Commercial Work

Around 1932 George Platt Lynes started receiving commissions from Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue including a cover with perhaps the first supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives. Other photographers, such as Richard Avedon, Edgar de Evia and Irving Penn, had taken his place in the fashion world. This combined with his disinterest in commercial work, meant he was never able to regain the successes he once had.