[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Corvettes and Vintage Fashion Trends

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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: Corvettes and Vintage Fashion Trends

Photo Credit: Gordon Parks


It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. In today’s feature, this classic Corvette is simply a prop in a 1956 fashion shoot by renowned African-American photographer Gordon Parks.


Gordon Parks captured many aspects of the American culture and although he is known for his photographs that focused on race relations, poverty, civil rights and urban life during the 20th century, he also did quite a bit of fashion photography in the late 1940s through the mid-1960s. Parks passed away in 2006 and we were very happy to find the Gordon Parks Foundation which is dedicated to his work.

This photo with the Corvette and the man checking the tire while a glamorous woman stands in the the middle of the New York City street is part of his fashion work from 1948-1965. The photo caption reads “Evening Wraps at Dawn, New York, New York, 1956”.

If you’re into vintage photography, I highly recommend checking out the archives on the Gordon Parks Foundation website. I particularly liked this series on Muhammad Ali taken during 1966-1970.


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