Dior purchases Avedon’s “Dovima with Elephants” photo at auction for $1.1 million

Richard Avedon’s “Dovima with Elephants” is perhaps one of the most recognizable images of the 1950s.  However, this picture wouldn’t be what it is without the breathtakingly gorgeous Dior dress that Dovima is wearing as she poses between two gentle giants. Christian Dior couldn’t let this picture go any other direction than into their own archives. Yesterday, Dior was the highest bidder for the piece at Christie’s auction house in Paris.  The photograph was purchased for the hefty sum of $1.1 million (€841,000).  Now the big question is…where will they hang it?


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