Thursday 28 February 2013

La Dolce Vita

The celebrated Italian photographer Willy Rizzo has died at the age of 84.  Through his photographs, taken at a time when the world of celebrity was not as overexposed as it is today, he gave us a rare glimpse into the worlds of cinema, fashion and art and the shining stars of the day.

Brigitte Bardot 1958

Sunkissed and gorgeous, Bardot's look still resonates today.

Marilyn Monroe 1962

I don't think I've seen Marilyn looking more fragile and vulnerable than in this photograph.

Marlene Dietrich 1956

Marlene, effortlessly chic as ever in her white shirt and cropped black trousers. 

Catherine Deneuve 1965

Belle de jour indeed.

Salvador Dali
Wonderfully surreal.

Gene Kelly

That unmistakeable Hollywood razzle dazzle.

Willy Rizzo/Photo: EPA

Grazie per la dolce vita Signor Rizzo.   

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