Fabulous Fashion Photography by Sante Forlano from the 1950s and 1960s

Sante Forlano was a famous fashion photographer and portraitist. His work has been published in famous national fashion magazines. From 1946 to 1954, Forlano was the creative director at Christian Dior’s Paris and Rome offices before he returned to the U.S. to open his studio. He also worked for Glamour, Vogue, Seventeen and Red Book magazines. Forlano died of a heart attack at his home, 327 Lexington Ave, at 49.

Below are some stunning photos of models captured by Sante Forlano during the 1950s and 1960s.

#1 Lucinda Hollingsworth wearing a green and black floral print dress, December 1956

#2 Model is wearing a crimson coat with a high waist buttoned-on cape by Young Couture, fox hat by Emme, 1956

#3 Model wearing a night gown and peignoir by Vanity Fair, 1956

#4 Jan Rylander wearing Charles of the Ritz makeup, a wool tweed suit, 1957

#5 Model is wearing a skirt of white chiffon with bodice of white cotton lace, October 1957

#6 Two models sporting plaid skirts and blouses of black worsted wool, with black berets, Vogue, August 1958

#8 Model sitting atop the engine of Pan Am’s 707 Clipper wearing a pink printed sharkskin jacket, 1959

#9 Model wearing a knitted dress by Anne Fogarty, velvet hat by Emme and an alligator bag by Lucille, 1959

#10 Model is arriving in Acapulco, Mexico with ‘The Calareres’.

Model is arriving in Acapulco, Mexico with 'The Calareres'.

She's wearing a suit by Sportwhirl, a Ronay canvas bag, gold jewelry by Tiffany & Co., and pink silk hat by Products of India, 1960

#11 Model is wearing a red linen Anne Fogarty dress and jewelry by Tiffany & 1960

#12 Model is in a creme de coco cardigan jacket of Catoni velveteen, a long-sleeved Irish linen blouse, 1962

#13 Actor Tony Randall plays house with a model in the middle of Times Square, Manhattan, January 1963

#14 Ginny Martin of Baylor University in Texas, is wearing midi-suit by Robert Sloan and hair by Kenneth, 1963

#15 Model is wearing a red suede suit by Highlander and cashmere sweater by de Loux, 1964

#16 Model is wearing a shimmery baby doll dress by Loomtogs, 1965

#17 Model is wearing a white bikini with blue, red and green poka dots by Rose Marie Reid, 1965

#18 Alexandra Hawley leans forward onto a lime green wool melton coat by Jr. Sophisticates, 1966

#19 Model is wearing a brown corduroy suit and turtleneck sweater and handbag by I. Miller, 1966

#20 Model is wearing a long pink dress with a jeweled halter neck and a shocking pink wool evening coat, both by Pab Ltd, 1966

#21 Ali MacGraw is modelling a yellow wool suit by Jacques Tiffeau and with a white felt floppy hat by Emme, March 1967

#24 Cheryl Tiegs modelling a black, red, and white striped sleeveless dress, 1967

#25 Cheryl Tiegs modelling a two piece suit with a matching jacket by Lanz and a hat by Emme, 1967

#28 Model on the left is wearing a blue and green plaid wool suit by Louis Clausen.

Model on the left is wearing a blue and green plaid wool suit by Louis Clausen.

Model on right wearing a green and red plaid belted coat by Don Simonelli for Modelia, posed before the UN Headquarters, 1967

#29 Cheryl Tiegs wearing a silver and gold belt as a headband by Myra Harding and a groovy Lurex smoking suit by Victor Joris, 1969

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