Juxtaposed

Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

Photographer: Richard Avedon

Fashion model,

a la seconde,

against elephant grey backdrop

 

Parallels leap out

skin textures,

petite amid giants

delicate alongside tough

deft and swagger

poised opposed to lumbering

 

Each the more stunning

for the contrast

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