The great supermodel of the 50's Dovima, belonged to that Haute Couture world of the high 50's extreme fashion mannequin. Hers was an era of taste, quality and elegance...of austerity binge. She appeared as the startlingly thin model in Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn.....speaking in an hysterical Jackson Heights whine. She played the role as a dizzy model who had never read a book, let alone been in a bookstore. Dovima's waspish curved eyebrows and sharp features are forever immortalized by Avedon and his elephants....She was an extreme unobtainable aristocratic beauty, like Marlene Dietrich and Snow White's Wicked Queen before her. One of the top models of all time, because she was unique.
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