Thursday, July 30, 2009
which twin has the toni?
okay, fun vintage advertisement aside, neither one of the women in the second and third image seems to have a permanent wave going on. the black and white 'eiffel tower' photo was taken, i imagine, sometime in the 1940's so she HAD to be up there. the model's name is lisa fonssagrives. she was considered the first 'super' model. lisa hailed form sweden, married a french photographer, and had an amazing career. her second husband, till her death, was the legendary photographer irving penn.
the last photo is of french actress extraordinaire marion cotillard doing an add for dior. she might have been up there but she did not have to be. i can't decide whether a big budget would make them want to tackle the tower or make them smile and think, 'don't be nervous about going up there. we don't need to, marion! let's open a bottle of champagne and get busy on the computer.'