12 March 2010

China Machado by Bruce Weber

I am enamored of the beautiful photos shot by the talented Bruce Weber for W Magazine. The subject is former model China Machado. The photos in the story are a collection of new shots taken by Bruce Weber at her Sag Harbor home and photos taken when she was younger by different photographers, although she was primarily the muse of the late Richard Avedon. In the photographs taken by Bruce Weber he has captured her beautifully as well as some gorgeous interior shots of her home. In this first photo she is seen in a stunning Alexander McQueen dress in front of a mural she painted inside her home shortly after her longtime friend, Richard Avedon passed away.



L: Here is she seen having dinner with Picasso in the 1950's in Spain (photographer unknown).
R: Photographed by Bruce Weber in a dress made of photographs that Richard Avedon had taken of her.

Here she is seen with longtime friend Geoffrey Holder ( a dancer, choreographer, actor, and painter!).

L: A personal invitation Richard Avedon sent her for one of his openings written on a torn out page from one of his photo books. All photographs from this post are from W Magazine March 2010.

There are so many more beautiful photos in the magazine, I definitely recommend checking it out!


epita said...

What an exotic and elegant lady Mrs. Machado is. She definitely looks stunning in her beautiful Alexander McQueen gown. What an interesting life she must have led. May her years ahead be many, happy, and filled with many true friends and joy. Thank you for writing about her on your blog.

My Owl Barn said...

She indeed looks amazing in that Alexander McQueen gown. Lovely photos!

Shyla said...

That hair, amazing! What a fabulous post. I loved soaking up these gorgeous images.

Apt. #34 said...

wow, these are spectacular, as is your blog! So excited to have stumbled upon it.

Dress the Love said...

love the bright blue wall! :)