frances mclaughlin gill

Mary Jane Russell (left) and Leonie Vernet (right) with books and magazines for Vogue, January 1954. Photograph by Frances McLaughlin-Gill.

The two models are both in dresses of silk surah in shades of pink. Vernet’s is printed with organic shapes, with the skirt back-swung. Russell’s has impressionistic pink flowers, the ones on the bodice embroidered with beads.