Clothes in the sun
Pigeon Point, Tobago, May 1956
Wenda Parkinson in Tobago
“Clothes in the sun”, British Vogue, May 1956
First essential for any sun-and-sea holiday – a swimsuit with this summer’s new look of brilliant, patterned exuberance. This one is bright as a parakeet, in vivid emerald green”
Wenda (an actress, model and later a writer) first met Norman Parkinson after they were introduced by fellow photographer, Cecil Beaton. Parkinson and Wenda worked together for Vogue on countless occasions – she was his most enduring muse and features in many of his most iconic images. They were married in 1947 and remained together for the rest of their lives.