Legendary VOGUE Fashion Photographer Eugéne Vernier

Life And Work of Eugéne Vernier Recorded In New Book

The life and work of legendary Vogue fashion photographer Eugéne Vernier has been celebrated in a new tome, Eugène Vernier: Fashion, Femininity & Form.

Documenting his career from his early days as a ciné cameraman in North Africa, to his staff job at Vogue, the book demonstrates the way in which Vernier’s spacial awareness added a new dimension to fashion photography at a time when he counted Cecil Beaton and Norman Parkinson among his contemporaries.

“Vernier’s success and his signature personal style lay in his ability, often using the accoutrements of his own glamorous lifestyle, his sports cars, horses and intimate knowledge of exclusive locations around the world – always to evoke the right mood for the clothes he shot, be that in the English countryside, hip London or the jet-set settings, from ski slopes to beaches, casinos to yachts,” writes fashion historian Becky E. Conekin, who edits the retrospective.

Over 100 images feature in the book, chosen by Vernier himself before his death in December 2011.

source: vogue.co.uk

Vernier 1Vogue, July 1961
Ros Watkins, sitting just off Trafalgar Square, London

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Vernier 2Vogue, January 1961
Tania Mallet in the inlet of Flatts Village, Bermuda

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Vernier 3Vogue, October 1961
Jean Shrimpton

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Vernier 4Vogue, July 1960
Tania Mallet, Cannes

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Vernier 5Vogue, May 1957
Susan Abrams

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Vernier 6Vogue, June 1956
Margaret Phillips

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