It happens every once in awhile. I'll be flipping through a vintage magazine and an image stops me cold. That happened to me last night when I was looking through some 1971 issues doing research for a friend. The model is Naomi Sims, often called the "First Black Supermodel." The dress is by Hanae Mori (worn here sans slip.) And the jewelry? 18k hammered gold necklace and cuff bracelet by Greek artist and jeweler Lisa Sotilis. The three combined make for an incredibly striking photo taken by Irving Penn. Do you agree?
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