Tangier dream | Vogue US 1990

11/08/2014

Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dreams | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)
I never knew about Tangier before I saw this editorial. Finding it was one of the moments when I appreciated the impact of fashion on my knowledge bank - not only the story satisfied me visually, but made me get back to my books and learn about a place in a faraway Morocco and the people it inspired over the centuries.

Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dreams | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)
Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dreams | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)
Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dreams | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)
It was Delacroix who discovered Tangier, fell in love with its colours and scene and painted it in such an enchanting way that the place became a mecca for painters, writers, musicians and movie directors - from Matisse, Tennessee Williams and Paul Bowels to Bernardo Bertolucci, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Weber who created Tangier dreams for the American Vogue in 1990.

Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dreams | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)
Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dreams | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)
Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dreams | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)
Photo source: Elaine Irwin in Tangier Dream | Vogue US January 1990 (photography: Bruce Weber, styling: Grace Coddington)

18 comments:

  1. ФАНТАСТИЧЕСКАЯ чудесная находка!!!
    Фоторабрты просто глаз не оторвать....
    Модель-сама нежность :)

    Хорошей Вам недели Наташенька!

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  2. Oooh really nice :)

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  3. Bruce Weber's eye and touch is always unique :)
    I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  4. i have never been there, but it looks like just the place for timeless inspiration

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  5. ok, you won me over at the kitty. you know I have an incredible weakness for kitties in fashion photography:)

    XO, Gina

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  6. these photos are very beautiful! x

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  7. Amazing pictures.
    XXX
    http://a-mylifestyle.blogspot.fr

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  8. I so wanna go there!!!!
    www.namelessfashionblog.com

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  9. Cool pics!
    Wish you a great day!
    kisses
    http://www.milanotime.net

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  10. The photo with the cat and the one on the sofa are so magical… I can't stand it….

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  11. amazing editorial shots
    I love them
    so inspiring
    thanks for sharing

    x

    e d i o t

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  12. I love editorials like this where you can imagine a story behind each image.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  13. Elaine Irwin is just such a beauty, it makes those beautiful images even more captivating. Great little history lesson about Tangier, I knew it was a place in Morocco but never knew all those things about Delacroix discovering it bringing it popularity through his art. Thank you for spreading your knowledge :)

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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  14. There is something wonderful about this editorial that makes it unlike so many others - I think it is the spontaneous feeling of it, almost like the photos might have been shot by the model herself and her lover while on holiday.
    xox,
    Cee

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  15. I love the light in these pictures!

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  16. That photo that's 6th from the bottom is stunning!

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