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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Michael A. Vaccaro. Fashion model in front of Guggenheim Museum, New York, wearing hat that resembles the museum (Look assignment: “For Women Only—Architectural Hats”), 1960. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (65.00.00) © Tony Vaccaro Studio and the Monroe Gallery of Photography

MICHAEL A. “TONY” VACCARO. Architectural hats. New York, New York, 1960

After service in World War II during which Tony Vaccaro photographed as well as fought, he worked for major U.S. magazines, including Flair and LOOK before joining Life. He established himself as a celebrity and fashion photographer. This photograph was part of an article in LOOK on “architectural hats,” for which hats were created to match buildings, such as the Guggenheim Museum in New York.