People love taking pictures. Documenting their lives and day to day activities. But what is the difference between me and Mario Sorrenti? Everyone who has a smartphone can use filters, change contrasts, and upload images onto a multitude of digital platforms. But out of the millions of photographs taken every day, for one reason or another, some of them become legendary. The images that become iconic are used as inspiration for fashion, film, art and poetry.
What makes an image iconic? Why do we remember some over others? Some, such as Beverley Johnson being the first African-American woman to appear on US Vogue, have mass appeal and are referred to as culturally significant. Others may capture a particular moment in time, such as Twiggy or Jackie Kennedy at the height of the fashion fame in the 1960s. Some images may carry multiple movements, such as Demi Moore appearing naked on the front of Vanity Fair, whilst others may have impact on public opinion (such as African-American model Donyana Luna appearing on the cover of British Vogue).
Those that remain iconic are those that inflict emotion – joy, anger, disbelief, happiness, excitement, yearning and/or desire – and with that, TOG brings you my Top 10 Favorite Iconic Fashion Photos.
Until next time my loves,