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Lillian Wightman

February 28th, 2010 by

2009/43/1 Bruno Benini photography archive, 1950-2001

This striking, dramatically lit portrait photograph is of Lillian Wightman, the founder of Melbourne high – class, Parisian – style fashion house Le Louvre. It was taken in 1974 by the distinguished fashion photographer Bruno Benini; at that time Lillian Wightman was 71 years old. The image stands out from the extensive collection of Benini’s photographs acquired by the Museum last year, with the vast majority of them dedicated to capturing models’ youth and beauty.

Photography by Bruno Benini
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