These are some gorgeous images from Jerry Schatzberg's new photography book Women Then: Photographs 1954-1969.
I like how many of his photos are simple, stark and raw, and show his subjects as powerful and self assured. So much of fashion photography these days (and I do honestly hate to sound like one of those people that ballyhoos the past as the only right way, because I so don't think that) show these meek, emaciated women in awkward, weak poses with blank, expressionless faces and no soul or energy. There's something to be said for a woman who can really convey her true, timeless strength in a picture and a photographer who choose to capture it.
By the way, does anyone know who Gitta Krange is?? She's fascinating, but I can't find any information on her...!