French Elle - Emmanuelle Khanh Dress - 1966

Elle No.1029 9th September 1965

Nicole De Lamarge shot by Duffy for French Elle in 1966 for a feature titled 'French Ready To Wear Becomes The Best In The World.'

The description for this outfit from the original magazine is as follows: 'In a friendly match, two 65-66 bombs, On the left, the evening-star style, satin, sexy, topstitched, and seriously cleavage. The back too.' The dress is made by Emmanuelle Khanh who, at the time, was one of the leading young designers of the 1960s New Wave movement in France. The 'friendly match' is a sand rat fur coat which can be seen here.

The model, Nicole De Lamargé became a firm favourite and features many times in Duffy's fashion shoots. However, he was not alone; Guy Bourdin and David Bailey worked with her regularly. De Lamargé started modelling in 1958 when she was recruited by the Catherine Harlé modelling agency in Paris who also represented Amanda Lear, Marianne Faithfull, and Verushcka who Duffy shot throughout the sixties and seventies.

The original article can be been here.

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