Lillian Bassman (Illustration, Alumna)

Black--With One White Glove, Harper's Bazaar, (1950-51), silver gelatin print
(c) Lillian Bassman

Bassman's enigmatic yet alluring photographs of women in lingerie created complex narratives out of items that had up to this point been only represented in magazines as serviceable foundation garments. Vanity Fair called her one of the "grand masters" of 20th-century fashion photography.