Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wenda Parkinson

Fashion photographer Norman Parkinson married actress and model Wenda Rogerson in 1947. Through the late 40s and early 50s Wenda Parkinson as photographed by her husband was never far from the pages of Vogue. These are a few samples of the looks they collaborated to create.

Images are from a new Rizzoli book by Louise Baring – Norman Parkinson: a very British glamour.

For a parting treat, below is a Norman Parkinson photo from 1964, well after the time when Wenda had retired. The model here is the young Jean Shrimpton, executing a casual pirouette on the London sidewalk.