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That Time Cher’s Mom was on Lucy…

In the Lucy episode “Lucy Gets a Paris Gown”  the gang is in Paris. Lucy and Ethel are enchanted by the work of French fashion designer Jacques Marcel and Lucy pretends to go on a hunger strike until Ricky buys her a Marcel … Continue reading

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Canada’s First Black Model – Johanne Harelle

A year before the first American black model, Donyale Luna, graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Johanne Harelle retired from her modelling career in Canada. Johanne Harelle was born Joan Harell to a French Canadian mother and West Indian father … Continue reading

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James Bond – the fashion model

Both Sean Connery and Roger Moore had more in common than being James Bond – they were also models, but very different kinds of models. Roger Moore donned cardigans and sweater-vests in the late 1940s and early 1950s while Sean Connery often … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Canada’s Top Models

Canada has produced a number of famous fashion models, but until the 1980s Canadian models worked almost exclusively within Canada. As fashion became more international in the 1980s, so did the reputation of Canada’s models. Canadian-born Linda Evangelista, with her … Continue reading

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Vogue Vogueing

This is a cute video – I guess Hamish Bowle’s employment contract with Vogue must have a “…and other duties as required” clause!

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Mad Model

A story appeared in the news yesterday about Gita Hall, a former model who had worked in the mid 1950s for Revlon. The now 79 year old Hall discovered her face was used in the opening sequence of Mad Men, … Continue reading

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