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Summer Beauty Carmen Dell'Orefice was featured in this classic fashion layout photographed by Cecil Beaton for the July 1946 Vogue Magazine:

According to Carmen, the other model was none other than famed actress Ruth Gordon (1896-1985), who won the Academy Award (R) for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby:

The two girls in the Music Room are posing in the Sargent Tradition.
Carmen's dress designed by Milgrim. Ruth's dress designed by Mark Mooring.

The two girls in the Music Room are posing in the Sargent Tradition.
Both dresses designed by Mark Mooring.

And finally...the drama of a Gordon Craig set.
Both dresses designed by Charles James.

In the same issue, Carmen modeled accessories in a photograph by Irving Penn:

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