Iconic Picks : Jackie Gunn

This week we hear from Jackie Gunn, Director of Fine-Art at Iconic Images who discusses some of her favourite images from the Norman Parkinson Archive.

Nena von SchlebrüggeI love these photographs for how fun, stylish and whimsical they are -- all the hallmarks of what sets Norman Parkinson's photographs apart from many other fashion photographers of the twentieth century. Taken in Bouzy, a commune in the Champagne subregion of France, the model Nena von Schlebrügge poses in a Balmain coat next to a road sign indicating 'Bouzy' and a giant mock champagne bottle. The pun on 'boozy' may have been lost on the locals but must have been on Parkinson's mind.

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Katherine Pastrie

I would pair this with the second photograph of model Katherine Pastrie wearing a Nina Ricci coat, standing on a road sign indicating 'Dizy' which is a nearby commune also in the Champagne subregion. Boozy and dizzy... the models are wearing clothes by some of the most prominent French fashion designers of the twentieth century and on location in a quintessentially French region, but the humour is unmistakably English. 

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