Fetching is your Dior, Lisa Taylor, 1976

Fetching is your Dior, Lisa Taylor, 1976

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PHOTOGRAPHER: CHRIS VON WANGENHEIM

This photograph of Lisa Taylor with a Doberman biting her diamond-clad wrist in the 1976 “Fetching is Your Dior” advertisement is arguably one of the most iconic image in Chris von Wangenheim’s body of work.

Von Wangenheim’s knack for scandal ensured that the advertisement would be one of the most talked-about fashion ads of the decade, rivaling Richard Avedon’s Calvin Klein jeans campaign featuring a fifteen-year-old Brooke Shields in media scrutiny and public outrage.

But the “Fetching” image may have a more nuanced meaning that what first appears. Says Ralph Gibson in Gloss book by Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha, “I actually think it is about the protesting of hypocrisy and the establishment. If you attempt to deconstruct the actual symbolism of that image you would see a mad dog’s voraciousness for the value of diamonds.”

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