Rue Aubriot 1, Paris 1975 Helmut Newton


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Rue Aubriot 1, Paris 1975

by Helmut Newton

Newton loved to shot outdoors and this night-time scene, using only the street lighting available as this one Photo shot in Paris Street
This photograph was taken for Vogue in 1975; shows a woman standing alone in a dimly lit street holding a cigarette, her hair slicked back in the style of a gigolo. The tuxedo, known as "Le Smoking", was designed by Yves Saint Laurent and first shown as part of his "Pop Art" collection in 1966, almost a decade before this iconic photograph was taken. The suit sparked controversy at the time as people were still not used to seeing women in trousers. Using the street where he once lived in Paris as the backdrop, Helmut Newton emphasises the model's androgyny with her masculine stance, cigarette and no make up. The eroticism of the image comes from this play on expectations, rather than the display of flesh. It is an important example of Newton's subversive celebration of independent and stylish women; in short women who have the choice and freedom to live their lives on their own terms. Smoking went on to be worn by icons of style from the 1960s onwards, including above all Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minelli, Lauren Bacall and Bianca Jagger. As art critic Lindsay Baker put it, "Together, Newton and Saint Laurent created a moment in fashion history."
 

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