The Haunting 1970s Photograph Behind Valentino Couture

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“A woman in my pictures doesn’t just sit there,” Deborah Turbeville once said of her photographs. “In what kind of mood would a woman be, wearing whatever? I go into a woman’s private world, where you never go.”

Far away from the pristine fashion images of the 1970s, an era defined by Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin, Turbeville presented an alternative view of womanhood. Her subjects were not the infallible glamazons of her contemporaries, but spectres, full of private…

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