“Dovima Under the El” featured in ‘Christian Dior Designer of Dreams’ at the Brooklyn Museum

WILLIAM HELBURN’S “DOVIMA UNDER THE EL” FEATURED IN “CHRISTIAN DIOR DESIGNER OF DREAMS” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM - September 10, 2021–February 20, 2022


One of photographer William Helburn’s signature pictures - “Dovima Under the El” - is making its first appearance in a major museum in the Christian Dior retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, along with works by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman and other contemporaries.


William Helburn's "Dovima Under the El" at the Brooklyn Museum

Dovima was a frequent collaborator with Helburn and in a 2014 interview, he remembered the model fondly.


“We were friendly. The closer you got the more comfortable you were directing them. I worked with Dovima maybe 100 times, by that time she saw more of me than she did of her husband.”

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/christian_dior