Images above L-R Chanel No5 (1975), Chanel No5 (1993), Miss Dior Cherie (2011)
I've recently discovered a very interesting visual beauty blog called 'The Beauty Investigator' run by clever and super chic Frenchman (well I've never met him but I've decided he must be on account of his amazing taste!) Jerome Touron. The blog is split into seven sections all featuring beautiful imagery, inspiring quotes, fantastic video footage (check out Jerry Hall talking about how she was discovered) and interviews with beauty industry insiders. One of my favourite sections is called 'Genealogy' which features a series of almost identical beauty images shot at various points in history for magazines and brand campaigns. Makes you realise just how repetitive beauty imagery really is!
How fabulous is Catherine Deneuve in the old No5 ad?!
Above: L- R Revlon (1954), Yves Saint Laurent x 2 (Circa1988), Dior (2011)
Above: Top row L-R Irving Penn (1959) x 2, Barry Lategan (1975), Solve Sundsbo (2004)
Bottom row L-R Guy Bourdin (1967, 1971)
Check out The Beauty Investigator to see more http://thebeautyinvestigator.com/