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04-08-2007
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Suzy Parker
Suzy Parker (1932-2003) is considered by many as the first supermodel. Her long and extremely successful career was launched in 1946 with a little help from her sister Dorian Leigh (Parker), also a top model of the time. Dorian had to convince the rest of the fashion elite that Suzy's height 5'9 was not a problem - Suzy was considered quite the giantess. Suzy was probably even more successful than her sister - she was the face of countless campaigns and a very common sight in Vogue.

Suzy later became an actress, and had some success in that profession. She married three times and had four children.

(Suzy Parker at myspace http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=107252721)
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There are more pix of Suzy out there than there are of Dorian, probably mostly because of her movie career but perhaps also because Dorian's decline made her a bit of a persona non grata.

1) from ebay.
2) from tias.com
3) by Dahl-Wolfe (myspace)
4) myspace
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Among her admirers are Eileen Ford who said "She was the most beautiful thing you can imagine" and Richard Avedon who has once said "Suzy Parker gave emotion and reality to the history of fashion photography. She invented the form, and no one has surpassed her." He has also said that Suzy was almost too beautiful for his taste as a photographer, as he liked a challenge.

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Vintage shot by Avedon, just reprinted in the November 2007 140th Anniversary issue of Harper's Bazaar.
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I love her and have ever since I saw this famous pic on the cover of Life magazine. It is one of the most famous pics ever.


Her face looks very modern and yet it is hard to believe how young she was cause she looked older. She is one of the few supermodels whose life had a happy ending. Vanity Fair did an article on her about two years ago.



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That's a stunning picture, thank you

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You are welcome!! I am huge Suzy fan and I have lots of pics to share. With Dorian.

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^ That's from funny face! I love that movie.
Yes, she is totally stunning

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From "The New Yorker":

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/199...ARDS_000368914

From "The Independant":

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ob...er-730277.html

From "Pop-Cult.com":

http://fashion-design.pop-cult.com/parker-suzy.html

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Decades before Porizkova, Crawford, or Campbell, Parker attained supermodel status, establishing herself as the world's top fashion model, the It girl of the 1950's.


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1959 photo session
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In "The '60s: A Decade in Vogue," a great coffee table book, there is a color photo of Suzy with her infant daughter from her second marriage, who has the unlikely and lengthy name of Georgia Belle Florian Coco Chanel de la Salle.

Coco Chanel was the child's godmother.

In "Chanel ... and Her World," by Edmonde Charles-Roux there is a picture of Chanel with the stable of mannequins she used consistently, and Suzy, of course, is one of them. She met the designer in 1952.

http://www.post-gazette.com/columnis...ud0601fnp1.asp

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Elle, 1953

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How many of today's models can claim a song written for them by one of the world's top bands of all time?


http://www.music-lyrics-chord.com/Th...er_Chords.html

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