Retro LIFE Magazine
Nico, (born Christa Paffgen) was a popular fashion model and later lead singer of the The Velvet Underground. She was photographed in 1960 for LIFE in the apartment of Parisian interior designer Henry Samuel.
A Dior gown photographed for LIFE in 1960. The ornate interior is the 17th century home of Suzanne Luling, then directrice of Dior.
Two models wearing couture gowns in a grand Parisian residence; an outtake from a story photographed for LIFE in 1958.