This past week, I watched a documentary on the fashion editors of VOGUE, aptly titled IN VOGUE: THE EDITOR’S EYE. I was amazed at how each editor featured, from Babs Simpson to Grace Coddington, brought their own eye for style and fashion to the legendary magazine over the course of 50 years. It was definitely an educational eye opener for me that I thoroughly enjoyed!
There were a slew of pictures that were featured in the magazine over the years, but only a few stood out for me. These photos of actress, Nastassia Kinski were taken by the talented, legend Richard Avedon. Let’s take a look at some of the awe-inspiring photos that inspired today’s flashback.
EVE& THE SERPENT: starring Kinski and a flirtatious python.
This outstanding picture was created when fashion editor, Polly Mellen, learned that Kinski liked snakes because they are “exciting when they move.”Mellen rushed to Avedon and insisted that the team “must send out for a snake!” The result was Vogue history!
“You couldn’t imagine being there. I mean, the snake kissed her! The snake wound up her little naked body and put its tongue in her ear, and the picture was done. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The snake had been defanged, so there was no worry on that stance.” Polly Mellen
RICHARD AVEDON. PLUS. POLLY MELLEN. PLUS. NASTASSIA KINSKI. EQUALS. AMAZING!!