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  • Writer's pictureKelley Flynn

Role Model Monday: Lisa Fonssagrives

Lisa Fonssagrives born in Sweden in 1911, and she is most commonly known for being the world's first supermodel. She was considered a "regular" in Vogue.

Her two passions in life were modeling and her husband, Irving Penn, who she met on set of one of her shoots. Fonssagrives quickly became his muse and loved photographing her. The married in 1950-1992.


Okwodu, Janelle. “Lessons in Style From Fashion's First Supermodel, Lisa Fonssagrives.” Vogue, Vogue, 1 Feb. 2017, supermodel-swedish.

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