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DOVIMA Collection by Manuel Mon & Gonzalo Zarauza

DOVIMA Collection by Manuel Mon & Gonzalo Zarauza

The joint collection between Manuel Mon and Gonzalo Zarauza is a homage to the first women who dared to be models during the 20th century. Women of stunning beauty who had the courage to work as models during a time when they were looked down upon. One of them was Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, a young New Yorker who worked in a sweet shop.

Dovima was the name that she invented for herself using the first two letters of each of her names. One day whilst leaving a restaurant, fate led her to cross paths with an editor of an elite fashion magazine. Soon after she was posing for the best fashion photographers in the world.

Dovima was one of Richard Avedon’s revolutionary models, uninhibited and unrestricted.  He photographed her on many occasions, but the photograph that went around the world and that holds the record of being the most expensive photo by Avedon is “Dovima with elephants” which in 2010 was auctioned in Paris by Christie’s and fetched the figure of € 841.00.  After her death Richard Avedon said: “The last of the aristocratic, elegant beauties…The most remarkable and original beauty of her time.”

Hair: Manuel Mon and Gonzalo Zarauza @ Vangard Hair

Photographer: Pavel Zverev & Alina Paranina

Retouch: Javier Villalabeitia

Make-up: Tatty Dyakova

Stylist: Visori FashionArt