Photograph, John French

Photograph, John French

Photograph of fashion models
John French (1906-66)
1960s
London
John French Archive, V&A JF6745/3

This photograph is by fashion photographer John French. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s he shot the latest fashions for magazines and newspapers, and he usually photographed affordable, high-street ranges that many teenagers would be able to buy.

The models shown here are easily dated to the 1960s because of their hair and make up. They sport heavy fringes with straight hair curled up at the bottom. Their lipstick is pale but their eyes are accentuated with thick, black kohl eyeliner.