This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty young woman wearing an eye catching hat. This photo is part of a series entitled “Fascinating Hats”. The photographer of this beautiful photograph is Regina Relang (1906-1989). She was an outstanding German fashion photographer. She was from a talented artistic family. Her father was the artist, Paul Lang-Kurz, an art professor at the Art Academy in Stuttgart. Her mother was a noted craftswoman, and one of her sisters was a photographer, while the other sister founded the jewelery workshop, Langani.  Regina studied art in Stuttgart and Berlin. She graduated as an art teacher in 1932. She continued her studies with French painter Amedee Ozenfant. Regina taught herself photography. Between 1932 and 1939, she travelled through out Europe. She published photographic reports of her travels in 1936. Her fashion photographs appeared in French, English, and American magazines. These publications included Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. After the end of World War II, Relang moved to Munich. Twice a year, she published photographic reports on the fashion collections of Florence, Rome, Paris, and Berlin. She photographed the work of designers such as Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, and Yves Saint Laurent. She was Germany’s leading fashion photographer of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Interestingly, in 1958,  she took 8 of 12 cover photos for Madame Magazine. Much of Relang’s photographic work is in the Munich City Museum. This photograph is a reproduction.The original photograph was taken in 1962 and this french reproduction is from Nouvelles Images (1986).  (SOLD)

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