Sokolsky's Bubbles

While we're on the subject of 1963, no great discussion of that year's fashions can occur without mention of Melvin Sokolsky. At a mere 21 years old, Sokolsky shot what can only be described as one of the most iconic + revolutionary fashion shoots of all time. His "Bubble" series, shot in the streets of Paris for the 1963 Spring collections issue of Harper's Bazaar, is still breathtaking almost 50 years later. As a photographer, the fact that he was able to pull this off pre-Photoshop is just mind-blowing!

And some wonderful behind-the-scenes photos:

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