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A photo essay on Ireland in the May 1959 issue of Vogue by renowned fashion photographer Eugene Vernier.

Eugene “Gene” Vernier (1920-2011), started working for Vogue between 1954 to 1967, a key period of time for fashion all over the world.  Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Vernier was a true craftsman in the fashion photography trade, he shot mostly in black-and-white, and his trademark “look” is one of classic femininity. He sought to capture models when they were relaxed, enjoying the clothing, and confident that their photographer would show both only at their best.

This is evident in the photos he took when he visited Ireland in May 1959 on a Vogue photoshoot.

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Vogue shoot in May 1959 at the Mulroy Bay, DonegalEugene Vernier