CDA: Victor Skrebneski
He was a renowned fashion photographer. As a special treat, for the first time on my site, I have a Celebrity Death Alert with a personal remembrance by someone who knew the decedent. Here's what my Aunt Kat wrote about him. She was a model in Chicago in the 60s and 70s:
Thank you so much for letting me know about Victor's passing. I knew him in the late '60s early '70s. He had a reputation as a God back in 1968 when these photos of me were taken in his studio. The client was Toni Company. I was one of the "Toni Girls" back in the day...
He could make anyone look gorgeous. That's why he was in such high demand.
He had a long illustrious career in fashion. He also shot a lot of work for Marshall Fields and Company. I am actually very surprised he lived to be 90 but am happy that he did.
Thank you for bringing up such old wonderful memories.... Well, some of it wasn't so wonderful... In the one picture, where I am turned to the side, I remember they put a curl over a burn mark on my neck from the curling iron the hairdresser (Fredrick Glasser) used on me!
Since you are our NYC fashion reporter, you should know that in the Models dressing rooms they always had strapless elastic topped sundresses in big floral prints with elastic waists, that the models would wear for strapless photos. More of a '50s look even back in the '60s. The skirts were full, mid-calf and really kind of elegant in an old-fashioned way.