Lee Miller

Self Portrait with headband, New York Studio, USA

About this artwork

Returning from Paris in 1932, Miller established her own photographic studio in New York and became a skilled fashion photographer. This elegant image features Miller as the model in a closely cropped shot of her profile. The composition is balanced, with the curls of her hair echoed in the ruffled trimming of her gown and her pastel complexion contrasting the velvety blackness of the material. It is one of a series of photographs taken during the photo shoot which show Miller seated gracefully on an upholstered armchair. A slightly larger composition, which is regarded as the most accomplished of Miller’s fashion pictures, was published in American Vogue on 1 March 1933.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Self Portrait with headband, New York Studio, USA
  • date created:
    1932
  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (vintage print)
  • measurements:
    25.20 x 20.40 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4833
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • depicted:
  • subject:

Lee Miller

Lee Miller