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GALLERY: 1950s and 60s models atop pillars, dangling over canals and in gondolas

Trawling through photo archives, we've discovered some brilliant black and white fashion photography from the 1950s and 60s which we'd like to share with you.



In terms of the clothes on show, Dior, Sciaparelli and Mingolini and Guggenheim are some of the designer names being modelled, and the photoshoots themselves feature a range of poses, from classic couture chic to adorably bizarre (as with the snap below entitled "Precarious Dior Model")!



Click on the gallery below to see more of our fashionable favourites: