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Girls in the Windows, Contemporary Fashion Photography, Oversized Print Edition of 75 by Ormond Gigli
Girls in the Windows, Contemporary Fashion Photography, Oversized Print Edition of 75 by Ormond Gigli
Girls in the Windows, Contemporary Fashion Photography, Oversized Print Edition of 75 by Ormond Gigli
Girls in the Windows, Contemporary Fashion Photography, Oversized Print Edition of 75 by Ormond Gigli
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Girls in the Windows, Contemporary Fashion Photography, Oversized Print Edition of 75 by Ormond Gigli

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Girls in the Windows, 1960 by Ormond Gigli, is a 50" x 50" with 4" borders on all side in an edition of 75. Available: 72, 73, 74.

This is a chromogenic dye coupler print, mounted on gator board, signed by the photographer and numbered on recto (front of photo) in ink (on lower right margin) with title/date (on lower left margin). Print Provenance: artist's archive/studio.

Girls in the Windows is one of the most collectible photographs in the history of fashion images of the 20th Century.

The story behind the iconic fashion photograph?

In 1960 a day before a row of brownstones was razed, across the street from the artist’s studio, on East 58th St, 43 women in elegant attire showed up for a shoot. The models went into the building slated for demolition, climbed the old stairs, and took their places in the windows. The artist Ormond Gigli directed the scene from his fire escape.

Gigli had worked quickly to secure City permissions, arrange for the models, which included the demolition crew supervisor's wife - third floor, third from left, his wife - second floor, far right, and secure a Rolls Royce to be parked on the sidewalk.

The shoot was accomplished during the workers' lunch time with no incidents while the 43 models posed on crumbling windowsills for a masterwork that is considered one of the most famous fashion photographs of the 20th Century.

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Artist’s Bio:

Ormond Gigli (1925-2019) published in the top magazines, such as LIFE, Time, and Paris Match. Assignments took the photographer around the globe. Gigli's celebrity portraits included Sophia Loren (at age 21), Anita Ekberg, Marcel Duchamp, John F. Kennedy, Halston, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Vreeland, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, among others. The most famous of Gigli's favorite photographs were self-assigned, such as one of the legendary fashion photographs of the 20th century, Girls in the Windows.

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