White On White

Jean Shrimpton and Jeanloup Sieff

Jean Shrimpton and Jeanloup SieffJean Shrimpton and Jeanloup Sieff | Richard Avedon | 1967

The photo-shoot titled ‘The Shrimp at Sea’ appeared in the US Vogue January 1967 issue. It was shot in Greece with two fictional lovers, supermodel Jean Shrimpton (whose nickname was ‘The Shrimp’) and French photographer Jeanloup Sieff. The action took place on a three-masted yacht, the Creole (owned by Stavros Niarchos and later Gianni Versace), sailing the Aegean Sea, visiting beaches and Ancient Greek ruins and was shot in black and white except for two images.