Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Passings: Virginia Thoren, Fashion Photographer, Dies at 97

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Source: The New York Times

Virginia Thoren, an advertising designer who had no formal training behind a camera but became a leading fashion photographer in New York and Paris in the mid-20th century, died on Oct. 27 in Manhattan, reports The New York Times. She was 97. “Embracing the preference of her mentor, Toni Frissell, for natural light and realistic settings, Ms. Thoren photographed Julie Andrews, Vivien Leigh, Lee Radziwill and other celebrities, as well as models like Carmen Dell’Orefice, Dorian Leigh, Barbara Mullen, Suzy Parker, Mary Jane Russell,” notes The Times.