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Fashion photography has always been an art form that celebrates beauty, creativity, and individuality. It's a medium that has captured the imagination of millions around the world, from fashion enthusiasts to those with a passing interest in the industry. At Masala Threads we create shoots with the best fashion photographers in the industry and we take inspiration from some of the greats!

In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most iconic and timeless fashion shoots of all time.

Herb Ritts' Versace Campaign, 1990

Herb Ritts' 1990 campaign for Versace is a true classic of fashion photography. Shot in black and white, the images feature supermodels Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista in tight-fitting dresses and high heels, looking sleek, glamorous, and empowered. The images were considered groundbreaking at the time, and they remain an iconic representation of the powerful women of the 90s. Fashion photographers around the world have taken this epic image as inspiration ever since.

Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Christy Turlington fashion photography
The iconic 90's Threesome

Richard Avedon's Dovima with Elephants, 1955

Richard Avedon's 1955 photograph of model Dovima posing in a Christian Dior gown with elephants is considered one of the most iconic fashion images of all time. The image was revolutionary for its time, and it's been recreated many times since then, with the original image remaining a symbol of beauty, glamour, and elegance. Despite being a stunning photograph, the question of the animal ethics however are up for debate.

Richard Avedon's photograph with elephants and model fashion photography
Animal cruelty in the name of fashion?

Peter Lindbergh's Vogue Cover, 1990

As one of the most iconic fashion photographers, Peter Lindbergh's 1990 cover for Vogue magazine featured five of the most famous supermodels of the time, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatjana Patitz, in a simple black and white image. The image was revolutionary in its simplicity and raw beauty, and it's considered one of the most iconic Vogue covers of all time.

Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford Vogue photoshoot, black and white fashion photograpy
Could a more iconic group of models be in one photo?

Steven Meisel's Vogue Italia, 2008

Steven Meisel's 2008 Vogue Italia shoot is another iconic fashion shoot that has had a lasting impact on the industry. The shoot featured a range of models from different ethnic backgrounds, ages, and sizes, and it was hailed as a celebration of diversity and inclusivity in the industry. The shoot was controversial at the time, but it helped to change the face of fashion and to challenge traditional beauty standards.

Vogue photoshoot Steve Meisel
Many political, racial and societal issues

Irving Penn's The Tarot Reader, 1949

Irving Penn's 1949 photograph of a tarot reader is a classic example of his work as one of the world's most acclaimed fashion photographers. The image is hauntingly beautiful, with the tarot reader dressed in a simple black gown and surrounded by a magical, mystical atmosphere. The image has become a symbol of the golden age of fashion photography, and it remains an iconic representation of Penn's unique style.

Shop selling vogue magazine. Fashion photography
Vogue has always been at the forefront of fashion photography

The importance of stunning visuals for your brand cannot be underestimated and top quality photoshoots and videography can make your items stand out. At Masala Threads, we work with the best fashion photographers in India creating top level shoots for our brands and others. Feeling inspired? To see more, go to our specialist site at and GET IN TOUCH to discuss how to make your brand shine!

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