Avedon Lunches in Paris, 1948

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I just stumbled across this photo snapped by the late, great Richard Avedon and it instantly became one of my all time favorites!  How have I not seen it before?  Taken at Paris’ Cafe Flore in 1948, it reminds me of two hopelessly chic female detectives—think Nancy Drew comparing clues over lunch whilst donning Schiaparelli.  The models, Elise Daniels and Monique, seem the best of friends as the lean in intimately sharing the latest bit of gossip.  It reminds me of my boarding school and college girlfriends whom I miss dearly—to them I dedicate this glimpse though Avedon’s lens.


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