Irving Penn in Paris


© Irving Penn

This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the most influential fashion photographers of all time, Irving Penn (1917–2009), and to celebrate this the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Grand Palais, Paris, have organised a huge retrospective of his work. The American photographer was renowned for his striking, dramatic use of black and white, as well as for his focus on his sitters’ faces and personalities. He shot his first cover of Vogue back in October 1943 and went on to invent many of our ideas of modern glamour. Now more than 235 prints, all produced by Penn himself, have arrived in France and will be on show in one of history’s most stunning exhibition venues: the Grand Palais in the heart of Hausmannian Paris.

More information at: Grand Palais