Following Jerry Schatzberg’s best-selling 2008 monograph titles Paris 1962, this beautiful book, designed by Ruth Ansel, captures the romance and glamour of women in the 1950s and 1960s. A stylish mix of fashion and portraiture, Women Then includes portraits of timeless beauties including Nico, Faye Dunaway, Edie Sedgwick, Sharon Tate and Catherine Deneuve, as well as some of Schatzberg’s favorite models including Carmen Dell’Orefice, Peggy Moffit and Anne St. Marie who was the inspiration for Schatzberg’s first film “Puzzle of a Downfall Child.”
With this body of work Schatzberg preserves the sophisticated and very adult elegance and beauty of women in the now popular “Mad Men” period. “Jerry Schatzberg wants us to see “women then”- their strength, beauty, desires and yes, their clothes, and has given us a collective female portrait of the times.” – Gail Buckland, from the Preface.
A Must-Have book for all followers of female portraiture throughout the ages.