It was taken in Paris during the summer of 1955, the golden age of haute couture. Dovima is wearing a dress by Christian Dior with an elegant sash. Probably Avedon's greatest fashion photograph and one of his personal favourites, this photograph hung in the entrance to his New York City studio for more than two decades.
It's up for sale at Christie's Paris this autumn. You'll need to budget between $500, 000 - $700, 000.