Glamour girl Vikki Dougan in backless evening gown, photo by Ralph Crane, 1958
Nicknamed “The Back” because of her dresses that were more than backless - they were cut down to just above the gluteal cleft, causing quite a commotion. The Limeliters wrote a song titled “Vikki Dougan” to commemorate this phenomenon, in which they sing of her “callipygian cleft” (“callipygian” meaning “having shapely buttocks”) and beg her, “Vikki, turn your back on me”.
Raf Simons at Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012 Backstage.
From the Archives: Bathing Suits in Vogue
Photographed by Bert Stern, Vogue, June 1969
Marie-Hélène Arnaud at the Hotel Eden Roc, Cap d’Antibes, photo by Georges Dambier, ELLE, June 10, 1957
Suzy Parker in tweed coat with kimono sleeves by Jamica, photo by Georges Dambier, Morocco, ELLE, April 27, 1953
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