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Scavullo, Francesco (1921 - 2004)

Francesco Scavullo began his career as an apprentice in a studio that produced catalogs before he worked for Vogue and became Horst P. Horst’s assistant. During the 1970s, he helped create the ultimate ‘Cosmo Girl’ look that dared to be way more sexy than other women’s magazines of the time. His covers for Cosmopolitan, that he produced for three decades, revealed many models such as Rene Russo, Farrah Fawcett and Brooke Shields that would, between his hands, go through a real ‘scavulloization’ as he selected himself their provocative garments, hairstyles and makeup. As he also popularized the magazine’s controversial nude male centerfolds, Francesco Scavullo believed most of his work such as his intense silk-screen portraits of celebrities didn’t get enough credit. Earning further major fame with his photographs of Barbra Streisand that served to promote the film, A Star is Born or the Diana album cover that featured an incredibly sexy wet-haired, jean and white t-shirt adorned Diana Ross, the American photographer didn’t have to wait for stardom to enjoy the most exquisite anecdote. Indeed, as a teenager, he had earned a summer job as a busboy at a fancy New York restaurant and, although the experience was a disaster, he did recall once finishing a glass of champagne Joan Crawford had left behind. How fabulous is that?
 

Tags / Francesco Scavullo - American Photographer - Portrait - 1970s - Fashion - Sexy - Glamour
Francesco Scavullo, Andy Wharol and Jed Johnson, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Andy Wharol and Jed Johnson, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Ali MacGraw, 1969
Francesco Scavullo, Ali MacGraw, 1969
Francesco Scavullo, Bette Midler, 1972
Francesco Scavullo, Bette Midler, 1972
Francesco Scavullo, Brad Pitt, 1992
Francesco Scavullo, Brad Pitt, 1992
Francesco Scavullo, Catherine Deneuve, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, Catherine Deneuve, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, David Bowie, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, David Bowie, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Debbie Harry, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Debbie Harry, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Christopher Reeve, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Christopher Reeve, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Cher, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Cher, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Madonna, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Madonna, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Antonia, 1962
Francesco Scavullo, Antonia, 1962
Francesco Scavullo, Annie Lennox, 1992
Francesco Scavullo, Annie Lennox, 1992
Francesco Scavullo, Andy Wharol, 1965
Francesco Scavullo, Andy Wharol, 1965
Francesco Scavullo, Catherine Deneuve, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, Catherine Deneuve, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Ross, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Ross, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Divine, 1978
Francesco Scavullo, Divine, 1978
Francesco Scavullo, Barbra Streisand, 1978
Francesco Scavullo, Barbra Streisand, 1978
Francesco Scavullo, Brooke Shield, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Brooke Shield, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Ross, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Ross, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Madonna, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Madonna, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Brooke Shield, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Brooke Shield, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Carol McCallson, 1952
Francesco Scavullo, Carol McCallson, 1952
Francesco Scavullo, Candy Darling, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Candy Darling, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Carmen, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Carmen, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Catherine Deneuve, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Catherine Deneuve, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Ross, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Ross, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Vreeland, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Diana Vreeland, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Dick Cavett, 1978
Francesco Scavullo, Dick Cavett, 1978
Francesco Scavullo, Elizabeth Taylor, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Elizabeth Taylor, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Faye Duaway, 1967
Francesco Scavullo, Faye Duaway, 1967
Francesco Scavullo, Gail Cook and Abdy Wharol, 1985
Francesco Scavullo, Gail Cook and Abdy Wharol, 1985
Francesco Scavullo, Grace Kelly, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Grace Kelly, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Lauren Hutton, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Lauren Hutton, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Linda Evangelista, 1990
Francesco Scavullo, Linda Evangelista, 1990
Francesco Scavullo, Lou Reed, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Lou Reed, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Mae West, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Mae West, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Philippe Petit, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Philippe Petit, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Rene Russo, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Rene Russo, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Geraldine Chaplin, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Geraldine Chaplin, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Grace Jones, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Grace Jones, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Halston, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Halston, 1980
Francesco Scavullo, Jacqueline de Ribes, 1986
Francesco Scavullo, Jacqueline de Ribes, 1986
Francesco Scavullo, Janis Joplin, 1969
Francesco Scavullo, Janis Joplin, 1969
Francesco Scavullo, Jerry Hall, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Jerry Hall, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Joe McDonald and  David Hockney, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Joe McDonald and David Hockney, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Karl Lagerfeld, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Karl Lagerfeld, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Lauren Hutton, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Lauren Hutton, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Linda Evangelista, 1990
Francesco Scavullo, Linda Evangelista, 1990
Francesco Scavullo, Liza Minelli, 1967
Francesco Scavullo, Liza Minelli, 1967
Francesco Scavullo, Margaret Broderick, Jerry Hall and  Alvenia Bridges, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Margaret Broderick, Jerry Hall and Alvenia Bridges, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Margaux and Mariel Hemingway, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Margaux and Mariel Hemingway, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Margaux Hemingway, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Margaux Hemingway, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Mathu and Zaldy, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Mathu and Zaldy, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Matthew Broderick, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Matthew Broderick, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Lisa Taylor in Geoffrey Beenes silk blue dress for Vogue, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Lisa Taylor in Geoffrey Beenes silk blue dress for Vogue, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Mick Jagger, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Mick Jagger, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1981
Francesco Scavullo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, 1981
Francesco Scavullo, Pat Ast, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Pat Ast, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Philip Johnson, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Philip Johnson, 1977
Francesco Scavullo for Glamour, 1953
Francesco Scavullo for Glamour, 1953
Francesco Scavullo, Candy Darling and Salvador Dali, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Candy Darling and Salvador Dali, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Salvador Dali, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Salvador Dali, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Sam Wagstaff and Rpbert Mapplethorpe, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Sam Wagstaff and Rpbert Mapplethorpe, 1974
Francesco Scavullo, Sterling Saint Jacques, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Sterling Saint Jacques, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Sting as Christ, 1986
Francesco Scavullo, Sting as Christ, 1986
Francesco Scavullo, Sylvia Miles and Joe Dallesandro, 1972
Francesco Scavullo, Sylvia Miles and Joe Dallesandro, 1972
Francesco Scavullo, Tally Brown, 1969
Francesco Scavullo, Tally Brown, 1969
Francesco Scavullo, Tatum and Ryan O’Neal, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Tatum and Ryan O’Neal, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Tina and Adelle Lutz, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Tina and Adelle Lutz, 1979
Francesco Scavullo, Truman Capote, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Truman Capote, 1977
Francesco Scavullo, Ulla Bomser, 1964
Francesco Scavullo, Ulla Bomser, 1964
Francesco Scavullo, Vali Myers, Asha Puthli and Cheyenne, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, Vali Myers, Asha Puthli and Cheyenne, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, Verushka, 1972
Francesco Scavullo, Verushka, 1972
Francesco Scavullo, Yasmine Bleeth, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Yasmine Bleeth, 1975
Francesco Scavullo, Holly Woodlawn, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Holly Woodlawn, 1984
Francesco Scavullo, Kelly Lebrock, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Kelly Lebrock, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Lynn Reyner, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, Lynn Reyner, 1970
Francesco Scavullo, Miriam Makeba, 1981
Francesco Scavullo, Miriam Makeba, 1981
Francesco Scavullo, Muhhamad Ali, 1973
Francesco Scavullo, Muhhamad Ali, 1973
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