Virgnia Thoren graduated from Pratt Institute in 1942 with a degree in Advertising and Design. She went on to work as a couture photographer for such magazines as Vogue and Town and Country. The Virginia Thoren Collection was curated Thoren's close friend by Betty Guernsey and donated to the Pratt Institute Libraries in 2007. It consists of professional and personal shots of top models, photographs of friends and society people, landscape photographs, scrapbooks, and other personal items.
The collection is housed in the Brooklyn Campus of the Pratt Institute Libraries and managed by the Digital and Special Collections Department. For more information about the collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nature of glamour. The magic of glamour ; Inarticulate longings -- The elements of glamour. Dreams of flight and tranformation and escape ; The art that conceals art ; Leave something to the imagination -- The evolution of glamour. From a muse of fire to the gleam of a thousand lights ; The world of tomorrow ; The uses of enchantment.