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Dovima
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Birth Name: Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba

Born: 11 December 1927 Died: 3 May 1990

Country of origin: United States


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Description: Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, later known as Dorothy Horan, and best known as Dovima, was an American model during the 1950s. Born in New York City, Dovima was discovered on a sidewalk in New York by an editor at Vogue, and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the following day. She worked closely with Richard Avedon, whose photograph of her in a floor-length black evening gown with circus elephants—"Dovima with the Elephants"—taken at the Cirque d'hiver, Paris, in August 1955, has become iconic. The gown was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent. Dovima ... (more)
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