Three Poppies “Arab Chief”, New York 1969
Photo: Mr. Irving Penn © Condé Nast

Today is the opening day of the “Irving Penn: Centennial” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art the larges retrospective exhibition ever made of Mr. Irving Penn work showcasing his diversity in his nearly 70 year long career. I been a fan before I knew since I was a teenager having a print of one of the stunning black and white fashion photographs of Ms. Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn his wife on my wall. I remember his flower images inspiring us at Magasin du Nord for a Spring campaign.

Nicole Kidman in a Chanel Couture, Lagerfeld’s Mannish Tweed Jacket, New York March 17rd 2004
Photo: Mr. Irving Penn © Condé Nast

Salad Ingredients, New York 1947
Photo: Mr. Irving Penn © Condé Nast

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