Born 1919 in Munich, German photographer Karen Radkai married to fellow photographer Paul Radkai. She worked as staff photographer for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Bride magazines, primarily in the 1950s and ’60s.
Stunning fashion photography by Karen Radkai in the 1950s
Radkai died in 2003 at the age of 84.
These stunning photos are part of her work that she took beautiful models and actresses in the 1950s.
Betty Threatt in Bates gingham Montgomery clan plaid dress by Henry Rosenfeld, Lujean bag, Harper’s Bazaar, January 1950
Barbara Mullen in Stroock’s wool fleece coat in cavalier red by Seymour Fox, Harper’s Bazaar, September 1951
Charlotte Payne in gray jersey dress, fitted top outlined in black braid, sleeves cuffed in linen, gored skirt has a panel of pleats in front and worn over a petticoat, by Carolyn Modes, Harper’s Bazaar, August 1951
Evelyn Tripp in white piqué skirt worn with pink cashmere sweater over pink satin top by Tina Leser, Vogue, April 15, 1953
Ricki VanDusen in blue tucked sheath of Celanese rayon acetate crêpe by Peggy Hunt, white wicker satchel by Koret, hat by Rex, Vogue, April 15, 1954