Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's black and white, Irving Penn was one of photography's greats

Irving Penn, a giant of photography, dies at 92 (LA Times)

Jean Patchett, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue magazine, including the iconic cover shot for June 1950, "The Black and White Issue"

The famous photo shown as part of the "Models As Muse" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York May 4, 2009. Photographer unknown.


Nicole said...

My local hardware shop has made a rather, umm, interesting use of the fabulous photograph:


denisebrain said...

Oh my!

fuzzylizzie said...

It's really amazing to think how much Penn's work influences our view of fashion history, especially the 50s. That photo you used is one of my all time favorites!

denisebrain said...

This is my favorite of Penn's fashion photos, and I was happy to find others from the same shoot. Certainly there are so many more of his photos that shaped our view, as you say Lizzie, especially of the New Look era.