photo by Nina Leen, 1955

Starched veiling is used for the disk which makes up this Easter hat by Mr.John, dress by Claire McCardell, photo by Nina Leen, 1955

Nancy Berg in “Hourglass Maillot” that squeezes the waist and accents the hips by Rose Marie Reid of acetate satin, photo by Nina Leen, July 1952

Nancy Berg in Hourglass Maillot that squeezes the waist and accents the hips by Rose Marie Reid of acetate satin, photo by Nina Leen, July 1952

Nina Leen, 1948

Mildred always felt like she was on the outside looking in; but she knows they'll get theirs at the end of the summer when she looks 25 and they look Sunroof in Atlantic City, 1948 © Nina Leen

Model wearing jewellery inspired by nature for Life magazine, 1952. Photo by Nina Leen.

* Model is wearing replicas of a variety of ancient Sumerian jewelry offered for sale by New York’s Metropolitan Museum, photo Nina Leen, 1952

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