In the spirit of Paris Fashion Week it is fitting that ‘Bubble Seine’ by Melvin Sokolsky has just been named, the most iconic fashion image in the last 100 years, by the Victoria & Albert Museum in Auckland.
Appearing to him in a reacurring dream , the New York photographer was seduced by the concept of creating a fashion shoot where the models would appear posed and elegant within a translucent bubble!
In 1963 his vision became a reality and he shot the series of images for Harper’s Bazaar Spring Collection.
The bubble concept was interpreted creatively, taking flight from New York then arriving in Paris, France on the River Seine, from where it then embarked on a journey through the beautiful streets of the city.
Inside each bubble lay or stood a stunning fashion portrait of Simone d’Aillencourt, capturing the essence, stye and direction of the industry in the 1960’s.
The black & white photographs showcased a powerful, bold and inspiring creative vision that was ahead of its time.
The ‘Bubble Seine’ image and the entire collection has rightfully taken its place in fashion history.
Love MLP x