Veruscka began to appear in Vogue, photographed by Irving Penn, from 1963, but her Veruscka persona came out with a whole new splendor once she met Avedon . He thought Veruschka was the most beautiful women in the world. “What Antonioni was saying in the photo-shoot scene between David Hemmings and myself in Blow-Up was happening with Avedon in a much more subtle way. We were mentally connected from the time I entered the studio to when I left at the end of the day”
In 1966 American Vogue has published “The Great Caravan. A fashion Adventure Starring the Girl in the Fabulous Furs Photographed by Avedon in the Strange Secret Snow Country of Japan….” It ran 26 pages , was supposed to have cost $1 million.
It is an amazing shoot and it so contemporary. You could easily mistake it with editorials shoots ourdays and maybe it was even better.