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Title

Veruschka as Veruschka and as a man, advertising campaign for 'Dormeuil Frères'

circa 1970


Artist

Alec Murray

Australia, England

1917 - 2002


About

Alec Murray is well regarded as an inventive portrait and fashion photographer. He began his career in Australia working with portrait photographer John Lee. He later worked as a photographer for the Navy. After the War his fame as a well-known portrait and social photographer culminated in a book of his portraits entitled 'Alec Murray's Album', published by Sydney Ure Smith. This book remains an extraordinary document of post War Australian high society and bohemia. In 1948 he moved to London where he was widely published, working for a variety of magazines including 'Paris Match', 'Queen' and 'Flair' as well as continuing to publish in 'The Australian Women's Weekly'.

The Dormeuil Frères campaign was radical in its day with the androgynous 'Veruschka' playing all parts. Published extensively in 'Nova' and other fashion magazines the campaign revolutionized the perception of men’s suits.


Details


Date

circa 1970


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

gelatin silver photograph, collage, vintage


Dimensions

29.5 x 29.1 cm image; 38.0 x 31.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Alec and Sue Murray 2006


Location

Not on display


Accession number

38.2006


Artist information

Alec Murray

Works in the collection

2