George Hoyningen-Huene was born in St. Petersburg in 1900 and became one of the great exponents of fashion photography of the 20's and 30's. Fleeing from the Russian Revolution, he moved first to London and then in 1920 to Paris where he made several contacts with the local art scene. He began to work as fashion draftsman, publishing his work in Harper's Bazaar and Fairchild's Magazine.By 1925, he had become the chief photographer for French Vogue. In 1935, he moved to New York and began working almost exclusively for Harper's Bazaar. In 1943, he published two picture books, Hellas and Egypt, and soon thereafter moved to Hollywood where he became active in the motion picture industry photographing celebrities.