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Audrey Hepburn outside Rome, picking grapes on her farm in 1955

first day back in london! by mariell øyre on Flickr.
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Inside the Temple of Love at Versailles
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Audrey Hepburn during the filming of The Unforgiven in Durango, Mexico, 1959, by Inge Morath 
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This was once the most common representation of female bodies. The rolls of fat and pudgy bellies existed along with thick thighs and broad hips. Some of those bodies were slim, some were chubby, some were fat, but they weren’t stretched out and smoothed out in Photoshop. They acted like bodies do, they looked real and believable. We lost that somewhere along the way, when people in the fashion business started wiping out any inconvenient fold, making us think they don’t exist and to have them is a blasphemy. Maybe it’s about time we remember they are perfectly normal and everyone has them, sometimes or all the time, no matter skinny or fat.

W-A Bouguereau: Elegy, Guilliaume Seignac: Young Woman Naked, Guillaume Seignac: Psyche, Jean-Jacques Henner: Salome, Peter Paul Rubens: Venus in front of the mirror, James Pradier: Odalisque, Guillaume Seignac: In the forrest, Sebastiano Ricci: Venus and Cupid, G. L. Bernini: Pluto and Proserpina.

the fingers digging into the skin…

Vaintas (detail) by Leo Putz (1869-1940)
oil on canvas, 1896
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Belle De Jour (1967)
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Do not mess with Audrey. From Funny Face (1957).
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Canvas  by  andbamnan