Icon of Elegance.



(Dec 1927- May 1990)


Born Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, Her name Dovima came from the amalgamation of the first two letters of her forenames.

There is a bold beauty defined within her look, typical of this period, She took Dior’s New Look and made it her own.

She was the born in New York and Iconically became the ‘It’ Girl of the 1950’s. She was the highest paid for her Elegant, Aristocratic image.

She worked closely with Richard Avedon, one of the most influential photographers of his time. The most iconic shots taken were ‘Dovima with the Elephants’

“The ideal of beauty then was the opposite of what it is now. It stood for an extension of the aristocratic view of women as ideals, of women as dreams, of women as almost surreal objects. Dovima fit that in her proportions.”

Richard Avedon.



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