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Dead Person of the Day May 3 – Suzy Parker

0 Comments 03 May 2012

Folks,

I’m doing a public service today with today’s DPD. The original face of Coco Chanel. The most recognizable face in fashion in the 1950s (before such a thing existed)…Suzy Parker. An absolute dime.

You’re welcome.

Chanel Girl Suzy Parker Dead At 69

Model-actress Suzy Parker, one of the most recognizable faces of the 1950s and a forerunner of the supermodel, has died. She was 69.

Parker, known in later life as Suzy Parker Dillman, died Saturday night at her home in Montecito, according to her stepdaughter, Pamela Dillman Harmon.

Parker, known for her full, red hair and beautiful bone structure, was the signature face for designer Coco Chanel, photographed by the likes of Richard Avedon and Milton H. Greene. Greene once said Parker helped redefine the word “elegance” in magazines. Continue

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