Lee Miller in bathing costume — Man RayArtist: Man Ray, 1890-1976
Lee Miller in bathing costume
Museum no. PH.361-1982
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
In 1927 she began her modelling career on the cover of American 'Vogue', and was photographed by the greatest talents of the day. Perhaps because of her training in theatre arts, in Paris in 1925 and afterwards at Vassar College, she excelled in enacting the narratives of fashion photography. In 1929 she sought out Man Ray in Paris and became his pupil, lover and muse. She also starred in Jean Cocteau's landmark film 'The Blood of a Poet' (1930).