Paul McCartney in a Mercury spacesuit, London, 1965, by Richard Avedon. (image, via)
I’m far from a huge fan of the Beatles, nor McCartney, but this is such a good cultural artefact I feel like I should post it anyway.
The special issue of Harper’s Bazaar - edited by Avedon - that included this image and the Jean Shrimpton photographs is iconic enough that it was the focus of a Vanity Fair article, in the December 2009 issue. Sadly it’s not online; I expect it’s interesting.