Fashion Fact #47- First Fashion Model

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Fashion Fact #47- First Fashion Model

First Fashion Model: In 1856, photographer, Adolphe Braun published a book with 288 photographs of Virginia Oldoini, Countess di Castigliogne. Oldoini was a Tuscan noblewoman at the court of Napoleon III.

Braun photographed the Countess in her official court wardrobe making her the first fashion model.