Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba – Dovima – The Aristocrat


Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, better known as Dovima, was one of the first true supermodels, born on December 11, 1927 in New York City.

She was discovered by an editor of Vogue on the sidewalk in New York. Dovima had a long professional relationship with legendary fashion photographer Richard Avedon, who photographed her in one of the most famous fashion photos of all time: Dovima with the Elephants.

The clothes worn in the photo were by designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent.

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