Luxury Design, Past & Present
Artist : Willy Maywald (German, 1907 - 1985)
Born in 1907 in the city of Kleve in Germany, Wilhelm Maywald - who later changed his name to Willy - arrived in France in 1931. He quickly joined the circles of artists of the Montparnasse district, which he began to photograph. Recognized after the war for his portraits of artists, as much for his work on fashion.
First photographer of Dior, he photographed his first collection in 1947 and later became his personnal photographer. He also made many pictures for other great fashion houses, such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Jacques Fath or Edward Molyneux to name only those presented here.
Support : Photograph, Gelatin silver
Size :11.81 x 15,74 in. (30x 40cm.)
in very good condition