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9 Feb

Meeting Melvin Sokolsky! and Ellen von Unwerth!

I am a huge fan of Melvin Sokolsky.  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet him a few years ago at a private After-Opening Dinner hosted by Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.  I got to sit next to Melvin during the dinner and talk to him about his amazing career!  And to top the night off,  my husband, Tony,  caught this amazing  image of the also Very Famous fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth taking a photo of me with Melvin Sokolsky!  It is truly one of my most treasured images.  What an incredible souvenir from a magical evening!

This is my dressing room/fashion library.  It features two beautiful photos by famous fashion photographer, Melvin Sokolsky

This is my dressing room/fashion library. It features two beautiful photos by  fashion photographer, Melvin Sokolsky.  The photo above is “Bubble on the Seine”,1963″.

 

This is the other side of my dressing room that houses a part of my fashion library

This is the other side of my dressing room that houses a part of my fashion library.  This  photo is  “Bubble Over New York, 1963”, by Melvin Sokolsky.

I am a lucky girl because after many years of wishing for a piece by Melvin, I  finally have two of Sokolsksy’s most iconic images  from the Bubble Series  in my dressing room/fashion library.

The Bubble Series Paris, 1963, photographed for Harpers Bazaar,  intrigues me,  not only for the beautiful images of Paris  and the elegant  Spring 1963 Haute Couture collection, but also because without knowing it at the time,  the photos captured the last days of 1960’s Haute Couture in Paris. The very next year, with the Beatles and the British invasion,  the fashion world turned it’s attention to Swinging London, The Mod Look, Twiggy and Mini skirts.

Cindy Canzoneri with Melvin Sokolsky, Ellen von Unwerth, and Melvin's beautiful wife, Buttons.

Cindy Canzoneri with Melvin Sokolsky, Ellen von Unwerth, and Melvin’s beautiful wife, Buttons.

After meeting Melvin, I was able to arrange for him to speak to a select group of The Costume Council.  We loved hearing his stories about the shoot, about his assistant, Ali McGraw, and his Diana Vreeland stories.

December 2013 Harpers Bazaar Cover by Melvin  Sokolsky

December 2013 Harpers Bazaar Cover by Melvin Sokolsky

I was thrilled to see Melvin’s work once again on the cover of Bazaar, ( December 2014,  January 2015), featuring Jennifer Aniston floating  in one of Melvin’s  Bubbles.   Somethings just never go out of style.   Now I am dreaming of having a photo shoot like that.  What would I wear?

Ok, I’ll show you IMG_3506

 

I can just see myself ( and Romeo, of course)  happily floating in our bubble in my vintage Lucie Ann Peignoir.  It would be really great if it caught a little breeze like the ” Bubble Over New York”  photo.  Oh well, the first step to having your dream come true is to say it out loud. Hopefully, I am on my way!

Run down to the store and buy your copy of

For More information about  Melvin Sokolsky, please visit, http://www.sokolsky.com

To get your very own Melvin Sokolsky piece, please contact www.faheykleingallery.com/

To see more photos from the Jennifer Aniston shoot

 

Cindy Canzoneri
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