Alfred Eisenstaedt was best known for his candid portraits of politicians, celebrities and fascinating street shots, but his most famous work remains the iconic VJ Day in Times Square, an indelible photograph capture an American sailor grabbing and kissing a young nurse on August 14, 1945. Eisenstaedt’s prominent reputation increased significantly as a staff photographer for Life, with more than 90 pictures featured on the magazine’s covers and more than 2,500 photo stories published. His typical use of natural light, unlike most photographers at the time who relied on flash lighting, was one of the notable attributes in Eisenstaedt’s shots. Another noted feature was the relaxed atmosphere he always established for his subjects.
Here are 29 photographs capture fashion models, styles and shows from the 1940s to the 1960s, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt:
Models in the dressing room of the Paris fashion house of Molyneux, 1933. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt via ullstein bild.
Models in casual wear and evening dresses of the Paris fashion house of Molyneux waiting for a fashion show, 1933. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt via ullstein bild.
Models at the Molyneux fashion house, Paris, 1933. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt via ullstein bild.
Models presenting evening gowns at the Chanel fashion house, 1933. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt via ullstein bild.
Two women dressed for a garden party, 1934. Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt-LIFE.