Irving Penn: Born June 16, 1917

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CapoteThe photographer Irving Penn put Marcel Duchamp in a corner, exposed Colette’s forehead and swaddled Rudolf Nureyev’s lithe body in layers of winter clothing. His subjects, who included many of the greatest creative talents of the 20th century, emerged from their portrait sessions with their carefully shaped personas profoundly shaken. Mr. Penn died on Oct. 7, 2009; he was 92.Fashion1
As one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, Mr. Penn’s signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide.
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/p/irving_penn/index.html

Vogue: Irving Penn~ http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/photographer/irving-penn/#13264775

Fashion2Art Institute of Chicago: Irving Penn Archives~ http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/IrvingPennArchivesIgor

Time Magazine: Appreciation –The Photos of Irving Penn~ http://content.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1929105,00.html

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