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17 Stunning Color Photos of 40's Fashion Taken by Toni Frissell

Antoinette Frissell Bacon was born in 1907 in Manhattan, NY, but took photos under the name Toni Frissell. At the beginning of her career, she worked briefly for Vogue, making captions and writing a bit for the magazine. She was fired because of her poor spelling, but was encouraged by Vogue’s fashion editor Carmel Snow to take up photography. Frissell took up photography to cope with the illness of her mother, the death of her brother Varick Frissell, and the end of her engagement to Count Serge Orloff-Davidoff.
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