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Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba (December 11, 1927May 3, 1990), later known as Dorothy Horan, best known as Dovima, was one of the supermodels of the 1950s.
Born in New York City, Dovima was discovered by an editor at Vogue on the sidewalk of New York, and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the following day. She worked closely with Richard Avedon, whose photograph of her in a floor-length black evening gown with circus elephants—"Dovima with the Elephants"[1]—taken at the Cirque d'hiver, Paris, in August 1955, has become an icon. The dress was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent.[2]
A supermodel before the term became widely known, Dovima was reputed to be the highest-paid model of her time. She had a cameo role as an empty-headed fashion model with a Jackson Heights whine in Funny Face (Paramount, 1957).
She died of liver cancer on May 3, 1990 (aged 62). After her death, Richard Avedon said, "She was the last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties... the most remarkable and unconventional beauty of her time."


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Loved her in Funny Face.
Anybody know what Vogue covers she has been on?

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Her sister was the great Suzy Parker. Dovima gave Suzy her start in the biz and later the two had a falling out and never spoke again. Suzy was more traditional and Dovima was anything but. Dovima had a very tragic and sad life.

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^No. That's Dorian Leigh you are thinking of...

Here's Dorian's thread...


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Oh, goodness, thank you!

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As far as Dovima goes, I heard she worked as a booker at Wilhelmina's during the 60s and/or 70s.

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Loved her in Funny Face.
Anybody know what Vogue covers she has been on?

shown on the cover of Vogue. march issue. year is not clear
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Evening Gown by Cristobal Balenciaga
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P. Avedon

source: my scan from "The Golden Age Of Couture; Paris and London 1947-1957" published 2008


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beautiful!
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