Sometimes I have the weirdest dreams. Last night, I dreamt of Dovima and the elephants, the fashion photograph of Richard Avedon that is timelessly elegant. One of the photos that really inspired me to pursue a career in fashion. I just love everything about the photo — the gracefulness of Dovima in her classical pose, the long sinewy gown and how all this soigne and even fragility is contrasted against the hulking size of the elephants. The silk and chiffon material of the gown against the wrinkled and weathered skin of the elephants. Brilliant contrasts.
Since then, elephants have been making appearances in several fashion editorials.