Everything you need to know about Irving Penn
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Everything you need to know about Irving Penn

Photography Irving Penn was a discreet man. Of course, we know some pictures of him, a few rare self-portraits, and a number of images caught of him on shoots. At his funeral mass in October 2009 his family edited a little brochure of 12 portraits showing him at work. In this booklet - now a highly sought-after piece of fan memorabilia - was also a list of those who did the eulogy. Among them were his faithful stylist Phyllis Posnick, Anna Wintour and Issey Mikaye – proof, if needed, that fashion always played an important role in his oeuvre. Irving Penn was a discreet man. Of course, we know some pictures of him, a few rare self-portraits, and a number of images caught of him on shoots. At his funeral mass in October 2009 his family edited a little brochure of 12 portraits showing him at work. In this booklet - now a highly sought-after piece of fan memorabilia - was also a list of those who did the eulogy. Among them were his faithful stylist Phyllis Posnick, Anna Wintour and Issey Mikaye – proof, if needed, that fashion always played an important role in his oeuvre.

Irving Penn at the Grand Palais
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Irving Penn at the Grand Palais

Photography Irving Penn would have been 100 years old this year. To celebrate this anniversary, the Grand Palais is showing a vast retrospective that retraces the 70-year career of this legendary American photographer. It brings together some 240 images, from fashion and still life to portraits, nudes and street scenes. An opportunity to see among other things his famous ‘Small Trades’ series taken between 1950 and 1951, of working men and women. Irving Penn would have been 100 years old this year. To celebrate this anniversary, the Grand Palais is showing a vast retrospective that retraces the 70-year career of this legendary American photographer. It brings together some 240 images, from fashion and still life to portraits, nudes and street scenes. An opportunity to see among other things his famous ‘Small Trades’ series taken between 1950 and 1951, of working men and women.

Bohemian life according to Ed van der Elsken
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Bohemian life according to Ed van der Elsken

Photography Until September 24th, the Jeu de Paume museum is hosting the first French retrospective of photographer Ed van der Elsken, entitled La vie folle. Part rebel, part philosopher, the Amsterdamer was above all a seducer, in love with bohemian life. Until September 24th, the Jeu de Paume museum is hosting the first French retrospective of photographer Ed van der Elsken, entitled La vie folle. Part rebel, part philosopher, the Amsterdamer was above all a seducer, in love with bohemian life.

Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Jean Pigozzi, together in a must-see show
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Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Jean Pigozzi, together in a must-see show

Photography This legendary photography trio is being celebrated at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin with a brand new exhibition conceived as a triptych: Helmut Newton’s Unseen, Mario Testino’s installation Undressed and finally Jean Pigozzi’s Pool Party. It’s a visual escapade of beautiful images by these sacred beasts. This legendary photography trio is being celebrated at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin with a brand new exhibition conceived as a triptych: Helmut Newton’s Unseen, Mario Testino’s installation Undressed and finally Jean Pigozzi’s Pool Party. It’s a visual escapade of beautiful images by these sacred beasts.

“Pacifier”, an exhibition by photography's freshest star Petra Collins
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“Pacifier”, an exhibition by photography's freshest star Petra Collins

Photography At the tender age of 24 photographer Petra Collins, muse and collaborator of Gucci, unveils her first solo show in Canada entitled “Pacifier”. At the tender age of 24 photographer Petra Collins, muse and collaborator of Gucci, unveils her first solo show in Canada entitled “Pacifier”.

Coco Capitán’s Fantasy China
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Coco Capitán’s Fantasy China

Photography The Spanish photographer, to whom we owe the crossed out logo t-shirt in the last Gucci runway show, is releasing a book of photos from her trip to China. The Spanish photographer, to whom we owe the crossed out logo t-shirt in the last Gucci runway show, is releasing a book of photos from her trip to China.

Portfolio: the big “Autophoto” event at the Cartier Foundation
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Portfolio: the big “Autophoto” event at the Cartier Foundation

Photography Thirty years ago, the Cartier Foundation paid a “Hommage to Ferrari”, today it’s widening its field with a new exhibition entitled “Autophoto”. A look back at two centuries of automobiles through the work of major photographers including Juergen Teller, Jacques Henri Lartigue, William Eggleston, Peter Lippmann… Thirty years ago, the Cartier Foundation paid a “Hommage to Ferrari”, today it’s widening its field with a new exhibition entitled “Autophoto”. A look back at two centuries of automobiles through the work of major photographers including Juergen Teller, Jacques Henri Lartigue, William Eggleston, Peter Lippmann…

Generation 2000, New York youth by photographer Ryan McGinley
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Generation 2000, New York youth by photographer Ryan McGinley

Photography When he was just 25 years old Ryan McGinley presented “The Kids Are Alright” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, a powerful portrait of New York youth that was as candid as it was crude. Today he’s back with “The Kids Were Alright”, a collection of 1600 shots that are just as subversive, taken between 1998 and 2003. When he was just 25 years old Ryan McGinley presented “The Kids Are Alright” at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, a powerful portrait of New York youth that was as candid as it was crude. Today he’s back with “The Kids Were Alright”, a collection of 1600 shots that are just as subversive, taken between 1998 and 2003.

Irving Penn, 70 years of career celebrated at the New York Met
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Irving Penn, 70 years of career celebrated at the New York Met

Photography With “Irving Penn: Centennial”, the Met offers us a majestic retrospective of titanic proportions: 200 photographs from portraits of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, his wife and muse, to images of Marlene Dietrich, Pablo Picasso and so many more… With “Irving Penn: Centennial”, the Met offers us a majestic retrospective of titanic proportions: 200 photographs from portraits of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, his wife and muse, to images of Marlene Dietrich, Pablo Picasso and so many more…

Who is Malick Sidibé, the great Malian photographer who inspires Gucci?
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Who is Malick Sidibé, the great Malian photographer who inspires Gucci?

Photography Photographer Malick Sidibé was the visual chronicler of Bamako’s most light-hearted years during the 1960s. From exuberant dandies to little girls in their Sunday-best, he was the ultimate witness of a vibrant, carefree Bamakan youth, symbolising an independent and modern Mali. We take a look at this master of photography as the house of Gucci pays tribute to him with a pre-fall 2017 collection straight out of the crazy soul and disco days. Photographer Malick Sidibé was the visual chronicler of Bamako’s most light-hearted years during the 1960s. From exuberant dandies to little girls in their Sunday-best, he was the ultimate witness of a vibrant, carefree Bamakan youth, symbolising an independent and modern Mali. We take a look at this master of photography as the house of Gucci pays tribute to him with a pre-fall 2017 collection straight out of the crazy soul and disco days.

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