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Muse: @china_machado was Richard Avedon, Balenciaga, and Givenchy favorite muse.  Born in Shanghai to Portuguese father and Chinese mother.  Machado was the first non-Caucasian to appear on the cover of Haper Bazaar in Feb 1959.    #chinamachado #muses #herstory #highfashion #balenciaga #givenchy #richardavedon #regram #sanfrancisco #bumbleandbumble #kerastase #randco

Muse: @china_machado was Richard Avedon, Balenciaga, and Givenchy favorite muse. Born in Shanghai to Portuguese father and Chinese mother. Machado was the first non-Caucasian to appear on the cover of Haper Bazaar in Feb 1959. #chinamachado #muses #herstory #highfashion #balenciaga #givenchy #richardavedon #regram #sanfrancisco #bumbleandbumble #kerastase #randco

Richard Avedon China Machado Pictures | Tribute to Richard Avedon muse China Machado

Richard Avedon China Machado Pictures | Tribute to Richard Avedon muse China Machado

China Machado: Avedon’s Muse Talks Modeling at 83

China Machado: Avedon’s Muse Talks Modeling at 83

The issue of body image and the fashion industry has been a hot topic for decades now. From skin color and race to sizes, every day there's something new coming up about how alienating the beauty standards in the fashion world are to consumers.

Taken in 1958 • Published in February 1959  The first photograph by Avedon that broke the racial barrier. "This was a very controversial issue at the time. It was also the first picture taken of me in America. Working in Paris as a runway model there had never been any racial issues and I had no idea it would cause the uproar that it did.” ~ China Machado  #Avedon #photograph #chinamachado #muse #model #woman #chic #glamour #fashion #travel #nyc #50s

Taken in 1958 • Published in February 1959 The first photograph by Avedon that broke the racial barrier. "This was a very controversial issue at the time. It was also the first picture taken of me in America. Working in Paris as a runway model there had never been any racial issues and I had no idea it would cause the uproar that it did.” ~ China Machado #Avedon #photograph #chinamachado #muse #model #woman #chic #glamour #fashion #travel #nyc #50s

Model Fei Fei Sun channels Avedon muse China Machado in this beautiful spread for Vogue Italia. I love the 60's hair and make-up! So stunning! Bobbins and Bombshells

Model Fei Fei Sun channels Avedon muse China Machado in this beautiful spread for Vogue Italia. I love the 60's hair and make-up! So stunning! Bobbins and Bombshells

China Machado - Richard Avedon's muse - just signed a modeling contract at 81 last fall. #blackbeauty

China Machado: The woman signed as a model at 81 - CNN.com

China Machado - Richard Avedon's muse - just signed a modeling contract at 81 last fall. #blackbeauty

China Machado: Avedon's Exotic muse

China Machado: Avedon's Exotic muse

Remembering Fashion Icon & Muse China Machado

Remembering Fashion Icon & Muse China Machado

The legendary model talks about her exhibition at the National Arts Club, featuring portraits and paintings of her by artists she inspired.

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