Regina Relang began working for Vogue in 1938, publishing photographs in the French, American, and British editions. Among other publications, she contributed to Die, Dame, Madame (magazine), Harper’s Bazaar, Film und Frau, and Constanze.
In her career, she photographed the women’s fashion of Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, and Yves Saint-Laurent and reported haute couture shows from Paris and Rome. A large part of what makes her work so special is that she uses natural settings to show off the designs in a way that contrasts with them.
Jean Patchett, Linda Morand, Ina Balke, Isa Stoppi, Elsa Martinelli, Simone D’Aillencourt, and Suzy Parker were among the models photographed by Relang. In 1972, she was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit, and in 1973, the David Octavius Hill Medal.
Regina Relang died in Munich in 1989. During the 1950s, she took photos of classic models in black and white.