Irving Penn: Centennial

I treated myself to a quick trip to NYC last Friday to see the Irving Penn (1917-2009) retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Penn's iconic fashion studies, compelling portraits of urban laborers and people from around the globe, gorgeous still lifes and nudes are testimony to his genius. An innovative master of composition, gesture and technique, with a gift for storytelling — I was inspired on many levels! Here are a few random photos from the exhibit. Ignore the reflections and enjoy! (exhibit open through July 30)

Man Lighting Girl's Cigarette (Jean Patchett)

Man Lighting Girl's Cigarette (Jean Patchett)

Woman in Chicken Hat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn) (Penn's wife)

Woman in Chicken Hat (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn)
(Penn's wife)

Issey Miyake Staircase Dress

Issey Miyake Staircase Dress

Issey Miyake (fashion designer)

Issey Miyake (fashion designer)