Skrebneski helped to launch the career of supermodel Cindy Crawford, shot David Bowie and Iman in a series of nude photos shortly before their wedding, lensed some of the most iconic images of Diana Ross at the peak of her career, and helped define the "Estée Lauder woman" in an unparalleled campaign that lasted 15 years.
"I didn’t understand anything about taking pictures, but my first mentor was Victor Skrebneski, a great Chicago photographer, old school like the [Irving] Penns and the Avedons, and he really taught me so much about understanding clothes, light, and how to fill the space," Crawford told W in 2016.
It was an honor to work with him – 70 years of timeless photography from iconic images of Diana Ross, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, David Bowie, Warhol, Iman, Cindy Crawford, and more.
Remembering famed fashion photographer Victor Skrebneski. https://t.co/stdhTjzNrR— W Magazine (@wmag) April 6, 2020