Janice Dickinson by Mike Reinhardt for Vogue UK, December 1978.
Sometimes it is easy to forget how good a model Janice Dickinson was. While I no longer keep up with her current exploits, for several years it seemed that she was constantly on TV with America's Next Top Model and the show about her modeling agency. The train wreck she had become (and still is judging by the fact that she has lately been on Celebrity Rehab) detracted from what she once was, and her constant pronouncements of how she was the 'first supermodel' worked in the opposite way she wished- that comment was jeered at and seen to prove that she was delusional. In fact she had been an incredibly important model- though maybe not the first supermodel- and her face was constantly on the cover of American and European editions of Vogue. This is probably my favourite editorial of hers I've seen- often she can come across as more sweet than sultry, but here she appears as a glossy and elegant lady but with a rather fun, sassy side in some of the images.
Labels: 1970s, 1978, janice dickinson, mike reinhardt, veils, vogue uk