The work of David Bailey, his love affair with Jean Shrimpton and their ground breaking trip to New York in 1962 has been documented in a film for BBC4. I watched it this week (it’s still on the iPlayer here), and as a snapshot of fashion editorial photography history it is so inspiring. Bailey is synonymous with fashion photography and his muse Shrimpton set a new, exciting, Beatnik tone for Vogue magazine in the 1960′s which broke away from the society fashion norm of previous years. One of my favourite images is the one below, with “The Shrimp” posing outside the UN building with a teddy bear; the image represents youth, innocence meeting adulthood, a new age and so much promise in one, simple, edgy shot.
Images: David Bailey ❤ Style inspiration clothes: Jeans: WardrobeMistress.co.uk / £45 ❤ Explorer Bag Tusting/ £530 ❤ Scarf WardrobeMistress.co.uk / £180 ❤ Striped Betty Dress Tara Starlet / £85 ❤ Calabria Red Beret Tara Starlet / £12 ❤ I can’t wait to explore the city next weekend, and I will certainly be taking a slice of retro history inspiration in mind! ❤