Flying High In The Sky

There is something magically chic about a PYT perched high above the sky. Like, exalted above a corrupt metropolis suspended in time and morality, the model is lent a platform of power and height in her impossibly expensive clothes. Be it Paris or New York, the iconography of each city in these images presides over the marriage of beauty, architecture and fashion, three of man's illest achievements.

Erwin Blumenfeld, Sur la Tour Eiffel, 1938

Helmut Newton, Elsa Peretti in Halston, 1975

Peter Lindbergh, Amber Valetta for Harper's Bazaar, 1993

Peter Lindbergh, Drew Barrymore for Harper's Bazaar, February 2007

Peter Lindbergh, Kate Winslet for Harper's Bazaar, August 2009