post-race bicycle love via a famous photog

How about a little romance to get past the mid-week slump? I was doing some photo research recently in connection with publication of a new book by photographer Patrick Demarchelier, Dior Couture. Although I didn’t find what I was looking for, chasing serial links online led to an unexpected, but delightful, find: a Richard Avedon photo (above) of the model Dorian Leigh, resplendent in Dior, embracing a grinning bicycle racer on the Champs Elysées in Paris in August of 1949. Enchanté!

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photo above: the richard avedon foundation

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